Saturday, June 29, 2013

Currently July... Almost

Hi Dear Friends!
Can you believe it's almost July?!
Seriously, it just seemed like it was May.
June has flown by.
I am linking up with Farley from Oh Boy 4th Grade for the July CURRENTLY.

It's no secret that I am a St. Louis Cardinal's fan. Today my favorite pitcher, Adam Wainwright was pitching.  I just had to watch the game while finishing up my newest back to school unit.

I am in LOVE with this summer weather we have had.  Normally in the St. Louis area, it's HOT and HUMID.  I think last year our temps were in triple digits at this time of the year.  It's a beautiful 72 degrees right now which is supposed to continue through the 4th of July.  Woot!  Woot!

My little ole laptop and I need some time away from one another.  Seriously!  I've been putting in some late nights working on all the back to school projects I want to have completed.  After my little ones are tucked in and my hubs is fast asleep, I am typing away on my laptop.  

I would LOVE to have a new printer.  I have LOTS of new task cards and activities that I want to get printed.  I have the printer below on my wishlist from Amazon.com.
I am needing large table for small group instruction this school year.  I am going "deskless" this year in my classroom with hopes of filling the area where my desk once was with a large table for small group instruction.  I wrote a Donor's Choose project in hopes of having this project funded.  My time will soon be running out on this project ,and it makes me a little nervous.   Click HERE if you would like to take a peek at my project.

I have learned so much from all of you sweet bloggers.  I am so thankful for all of you!  You are all so sweet to share, help, and inspire me. Thank you!  I just have a couple of tips.  First, I would definitely add a Facebook Fans Only Freebie tab to your fan page.  It's easy to do, and is a great way to share with your followers.  Second, join those summer linky parties.  There are so many going on right now.  It's a great way to become more visible, and meet other bloggers.


I also just had to share my newest Back to School Unit.  It's called Back to School Writing Activities for grades 2-4.  This unit contains 5 fun and engaging writing activities.  These would also work well for a bulletin board display or an open house display.  Take a look at the preview pictures below.
I 've included a Common Core alignment page with this unit as well.

Writing Activity 1:  Includes a Goal setting activity in which students create learning goals for the new school year.  These goals can either be written on the ipad format or on the ipad with the apps format.

Writing Activity 2: Friends Through the Year Paper bag Album Activity
In this activity students create a paper bag album.  This album includes writing activities on friendship.  Students can also keep pictures of their friends or those character building notes from classmates in the pockets created by the paper bag album.

Writing Activity 3:  "Pinning" A Great School Year
This craftivity is Pinterest inspired.
Students are to write down activities, lessons, or units that they hope to learn this new school year.  These ideas are written on the triangles of the pinwheels that students will make.  These pinwheels are then adhered to the writing sheet " Pinning" A Great School Year.  Boxes for categories are included.

Writing Activity 4: Bubble Writing Activity

Writing Activity 5:  I Am Special writing activity

You can learn more about this writing unit by clicking HERE.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July Friends!

5 comments:

Angela Griffith said...

Hey, I found you from the Currently linky!!!! I just added a Facebook fan freebie tab myself, and I'm working on the first thing I want to put there!!!

Angela
The Daily Alphabet

Stefanie Galvin said...

Trekking in from the Currently linky!

Our needs and wants are very similar - I need a new printer and I desperately want a small group instruction table for my classroom (not that it would fit, mind, given that my classroom is a shoebox!).

Stef
Miss Galvin Learns

meghan said...

The Cardinals are doing awesome. I'm pretty jealous. My team can't even get above .500!

Meg
Third Grade in the First State

Sandra Farrell said...

So glad I found you through Currently. Looks like you have some great ideas for back to school. Thanks for sharing.
Sandra
www.savvyteachingtips.blogspot.com

Elissa Isham said...

Hiya! I found you through the Currently linky. I am already a follower of yours. Enjoy your summer!