I had every intention of linking up with Holly today, but it doesn’t feel right at the moment. (Sorry Holly!!)
I received some hard-to-handle news today, and just felt like sharing it instead. I have said before, teachers are such supportive, wonderful people, but teacher bloggers are the BEST. I know that our community will be supportive and send thoughts and prayers steadily for another fellow teacher…
A fellow teacher friend of mine, who I have been fortunate to call a friend now for almost 6 years, has cancer. It started as a rare, aggressive form of lung cancer, which then moved to her brain in March. A couple of weeks ago, she got an infection, which wasn’t good… and she has now been put in hospice. 🙁
She has been through SO much over the last few years, and in spite of it all, is the most POSITIVE person I know. I first met her at my old school. I came to know her as a child advocate, and she was my go-to for any child that I was trying to get services for, or just get help with in the classroom. (She is a special education teacher.) Then she left my old school, but thanks to Facebook and Words With Friends, we never lost touch. She ended up at my current school, and she was the reason that I took the job at my current school. There have been some definite trying times this school year, but through it all, she stays positive and encouraging and inspirational to everyone around her. Through ALL that she has been dealing with, I have never once heard her complain.
I am so lucky to call her my friend. She calls me her Doppleganger. 🙂 Although 20ish years separate us in age, we are like two peas in a pod sometimes.
Thank you for letting me share this with you. If you are so inclined, please send thoughts and prayers to this wonderful woman and her family. It is all she has ever asked from us…
I shared my TPT story with you back in April... (if you missed it, you can check it out here: ckarchive.com/b/4zuvheh5z24kp)As promised, the next big celebration update has happened!! FIVE brand new units have been added to the Yearlong Mentor Text Curriculum Bundle: Volume 2 for Grades 3-5! www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Yearlong-Mentor-Text-Curriculum-Bundle-Volume-2-for-Grades-3-... (This is the large $99 bundle that covers the entire year with mentor sentences, interactive activities, reading and writing, and vocabulary.)If you own the large bundle, whether it's through TPT, my website shop, or through a course purchase, you will get these FIVE NEW UNITS (valued at $18.75) FOR FREE!! Just re-download your purchase!📔School's First Day of School by Adam Rex📘Our Table by Peter H. Reynolds📗The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg📙Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty📕Vulture Verses by Diane LangI am creating these units to strategically align with the large bundles- you'll find the books chosen in volume 2 cover language skills that didn't have lessons previously, and can also be paired nicely with books included in the original bundle. For example, use Vulture Verses with Animals Nobody Loves!Just as a reminder, YES! I plan on doing the same thing for all of the other yearlong volumes, so don't be upset if you own another volume, or another grade! (And remember, Volume 1 already has its bonuses added!!) I am going in order of when I released them, and as you can imagine, it takes some time to create so many brand new units. 😉If you DON'T OWN the Volume 2 Yearlong Bundle and still want these five amazing book units, you can get them now ON SALE for just $3 each for the next 48 hours! www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ideas-By-Jivey/Order:Most-Recent#seller_details_tabsThank you again for all your support and feedback over the last decade! Here's to at least ten more!! ... See MoreSee Less
Every Tuesday in June and July, you'll be able to purchase one of the MANY individual mentor text units that I've created from my website shop!This is a great way to stock up on some new lessons for next school year. 🎉The first $2 Tuesday is TODAY, and is the unit I created for the WONDERFUL mentor text, Trombone Shorty!Don't own the book? Don't worry! It's on Storyline Online! In this pack, you will receive:★a mentor sentence lesson for the book★an interactive notebook activity to review/teach comparatives and superlatives★seven reading ideas suggested with three activities provided: identifying theme, describing illustrations, and analyzing author's language★one writing idea suggested with a writing prompt given★contextual vocabulary activities★ Activities are also provided as links to Google Slides for Digital Learning! ★ www.ideasbyjivey.com/coupon/TROMBONE2/... See MoreSee Less