What better way to get back into the blogging groove then to share what is currently going on in my life. School (my work and my specialist degree) have taken over my life, in every single way! If anyone knows how that goes, it is all of you, my blogging buddies and my faithful followers.
Anyhoo, here is what is currently happening over here in my neck of the woods:
Loving: First off let me start by saying how scared I am of every animal other than my Shelby. That being said, I bit the bullet and adopted 2 guinea pigs for my classroom because the owner no longer wanted them. Our school is an environmental school and my good friend has pretty much brought a zoo into our lobby and her classroom. I am joining the bandwagon and bringing these two lovely ladies to my classroom:
|Meet Anna and Elsa |
(mom is brown and daughter is the white and gray)
Thinking: I have been MIA for a few weeks, but that doesn't mean that the ideas for posts are not filling my every thought. I am making a list and slowly, but surely, the list will become reality here on my little slice of teacher life.
Wanting: Moving to fourth grade was a dream come true, but I have to admit that i am overwhelmed. Between working in the new lessons to help teach the Florida Standards Assessment, teaching writing when I only have 30 minutes a day to teach it, sponsoring the Young Author's Club, working on my specialist degree in science, and all the other joys that life brings...I CAN'T fit it in. Any ideas????
Needing: See wanting for reasons why my house is a mess, lol.
Treat: This week I decided that I wanted proof that my kids were reading the books they were checking out from the library. I also want them to get used to summarizing in as few words as possible. I came up with "Tweets to Repeat". Students will recommend their books in 130 characters or less (ala Twitter requirements) and all tweets will be posted outside our classroom for all to see. I whipped up these tweet speech bubbles and I thought you might like them. Click on the pic to head on over to the free download.