Happy Friday! This was my first full week of summer break… and for those of you still in school, counting down the days, don’t be too jealous of me… just think: when you’re still loving your summer on July 31, I’ll be back at school for PRE-PLANNING! Ugh!!
My first week of summer still had teacher work in it! I presented about extended texts at a literacy conference on Tuesday, and then Thursday, my fourth grade team got together to look over some data from last school year and plan out the road map for the first nine weeks. Whew!! I will also be reading these books over the summer:
I’ve read Notebook Know-How before, but I’ve seen several bloggers talk about it recently so it makes me want to read it again! The other two books will be new reads… :o)
I know we all have our own classrooms to buy for, so I am not asking any of you to donate… but if you WANT to, I certainly won’t complain! And for the next seven days, Donors Choose will match all donations dollar for dollar if you enter the code INSPIRE. 🙂
I started working on the Second Mentor Sentence Unit, too! I can’t wait to reveal it- it’s got some fun November, December, and January themed books in it! Yesterday, I offered a freebie from the new unit. Check it out if you missed it! :o) And for those of you who are new to my blog and have no idea what Mentor Sentences are… check out the tab at the top of my blog called Mastering Mentor Sentences! Collaboration Cuties and I did a series a while back on how we implement them in the classroom, and all the links are there!
So, my REAL summer break I say will start next week at the beeeeeeeeeeach!! My mom, sister, grandmother, and I will be leaving for Florida on Monday for a week!
Finally, I am WOMAN, hear me ROAR!!! 😛
I installed this ceiling fan this morning ALL BY MYSELF! Just call me Home Depot Girl! I’m pretty impressed with myself, honestly. It was not easy, and I’ve certainly never done anything like that before, so believe me when I say there were some inappropriate words flying and moments when I thought I was just going to quit… but I DID IT! :o)