My first currently! Why are they so much fun to read?!?! Thanks to Farley for hosting these!
I love getting up early-ish (NOT 5am like during school) when it is still quiet and still a little overcast. I know I will only be able to have the window open for a bit longer before it's AC time.
I am LOVING getting up most mornings knowing that there aren't a million things I have to do. I get to choose! Summer is great!
I was completely planning on linking up to Tara for Monday Made It. BUT ... I've gotten so caught up in my fun around-the-house projects that I have done NOTHING for my classroom. Maybe next week you'll get so see something for my classroom and some of my house/me projects, including a dress I am making that is totally stretching my sewing abilities.
I'm getting ready to go on a road trip to the Grand Canyon and then to see some of boyfriend's family and some of my family in Colorado. Neither of us have ever been to either! I'm super excited!
1. Edward Tulane: The kids got such a kick out of it for many different reasons. The girls seemed emotionally involved in the story. And for the boys ... Edward is naked in part of it and gets put in a dress. Apparently that's all a nine or ten year old boy needs to be entertained!
2. CAFE: My BTSA group (do all of you do BTSA or is that a California thing? Well, if you don't, it's a two year program to clear your credential. BTSA stands for Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment. Some busy work, some great support from veteran teachers) did book clubs with teacher-books and the 3rd-5th grade group read CAFE and made Pensieve binders. This was in March, so I never really got CAFE going full swing and I haven't read Daily 5 yet (dilemma: I wanted to read it this summer, especially with the book study at We Read, We Blog, We Teach going on, but I am getting a free copy from my district a week before school starts). I did start trying individual conferences with students and taking some notes in my Pensieve. I'm going to try to use it a lot more this year!
Happy Monday! (really, happy day-doesn't-matter-because-it's-summer-break)