I know it has been a while since I have blogged, but it just sort of feel to the bottom of the to-do list and I have been having a very hard time crossing things off that list. I always find the easiest way to get back into blogging is to join a great linky. So I am joining up for Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching.
We took a vacation to Ottawa and had a fabulous time. Stopped and visited friends and family. Took tours, walked, ate, walked, swam, ate, drank and toured!
|Parliament Hill during the day!|
|Amazing light show on Parliament Hill at night!!|
|What some people think Canada is like all year : )|
|Schoolhouse with ipads!!|
I made some colour words for my classroom. Last year I posted the colour words from Rachel Lamb that I love and hope to post later in the year but needed something a little simpler to start this year off. Click here for a copy.
I updated my Writer's Eye bulletin board pieces (based on an idea that originally comes from here!) to match my classroom colours. I also updated my editing bookmarks and made a little writing activity to go with it. You can check it out here in my TPT store.
I made number posters for my classroom. I am really happy with how they turned out. They have the numeral, word, ten frame, tally and base ten block. I also made a class book cover to go with them - I will be having my students create their own number posters with a partner and putting together a class book - so that they have both my versions and they examples we co-create as a class. I am not sure if they will create it on an 8.5 x 11 page or if I will give them a chart paper and just take pictures of their work and insert into the frames....still thinking. I just want to give them a lot of room and options for representing their number. You can check them out in my TPT store.
Lastly...it has happened. I have become a nervous wreck about school. I found out that we will most likely get into our new school sometime the week before school starts (September 2nd) but not what day that week. We may have to wear steel toe shoes and hard hats. I am just not sure how it is all going to work out - all of the supplies and furniture and technology being delivered and set up and all of us moving our stuff in and setting up and planning. I go to bed late thinking about it and wake up early thinking about it. I am trying to enjoy this last bit of summer but every day it gets a little bit harder!!