Happy Friday!!! I'm so ready for Friday, how about you? Here in the Pacific Northwest we have one more week of school left. Summer is coming... summer is coming... summer is coming. If I say it enough I'll believe it.
Here's what I've been up to lately...
I accepted a long-term sub job 3 weeks ago that lasts until the end of the year. I am a support staff in a social emotional classroom that has 6 kiddos in grades 2-6. I have been learning tons about how to manage those high teacher time intense behaviors. When I (hopefully) have my own classroom in the fall I will be equipped with all sorts of new tools to manage behaviors in my room. I'm looking forward to resuming my teaching career after 3 years off. Year 16 here I come...
Anyone else still in school? Anyone? Anyone?
We got a puppy! His name is Hundley. We got him on May 6. He is now 3 months old and has almost doubled in size from these pictures. He was just at the vet and has gained 10.5 lbs in 3 weeks. Now we have to monitor his joints to make sure he isn't growing too quickly. He's a golden doodle and we are all in love... except for dealing with the house training and biting. Any puppy experts out there with great advice? I'm all ears! :)
Well if there is anyone else out there in school and you're in need of last week of school activities, I finished this unit this week and got it posted in my store.
When I taught second grade I always hosted a "Before we Split for the Summer Banana Split Party". It got me thinking... why not make a unit based on the banana split theme for the last week or two of school? So I did! :) I'll definitely be using this next year in my class. It includes a mini how-to writing unit on how to make a banana split. There are fun word activities like word unscramble, word search, abc order, and a boggle type activity. I included a glyph for an art project and a fun BINGO game. And then there's everything you need to host a banana split party. Except for the ice cream, of course. :)
Any teachers out there who love to read? Anyone looking for some great book ideas for what to read this summer? Have you discovered The Modern Mrs. Darcy yet? I LOVE her blog. It's where I find most of my books I want to read. I just discovered that she has a podcast! GASP! It's called "What Should I Read Next?" (Insert sound of Goodreads list growing here) I'm addicted! I listen to it on walks in the morning with Hundley, to and from work, at night in bed, etc... Here's the link and here's hoping you find some great summer reads!
To those of you on summer break, congrats! You deserve a long-earned break. To those of us still teaching for a few more days, hang in there! We can do it! The end is in sight!