Friday, September 19, 2014

My Week of Randomness

I feel like I have fallen off the map from my blogging world! I have been slammed at work and at home! It's time to get back on track....

I have been working day and night on this labor of love:
I am putting on the finishing touches and adding pictures of all the sample pages. I hope to have it ready this weekend! Fingers crossed.

We sent our first set of letters to our second grade pen pals in Nevada! My sweet friend, Aimee from Primarily Speaking and I paired our classes together.  It was so cute to explain the process to the kids. Most of my kids have never written a letter to anyone, let alone to someone they have never met. We made our pen pals some bookmarks and sent off our letters. Hope they were a hit!

We have been working on our addition strategies these last few weeks. Our Addition Buddies came to life thanks to Amanda at Teaching Maddeness. The kids wrote key words from word problems that would help them remember to add. They loved the activity and I loved they were reviewing their math skills. Win, win!

It's been hot here people! I mean REAL hot! So. Cal is not supposed to reach 107 degrees on any day! Let alone for 5 days in row. It's plain wrong! To beat the heat (slightly) I have HAD to make several visits in the afternoon to get my classic Coke Slurpee fix. There is no better way to cool off! 

Yesterday was the first "normal" day of temperatures for awhile. SO... we were able to bring a little bit of Fall to our classroom. We wrote acrostic poems and made these cute little scarecrows. The kids took the whole process VERY seriously and were SO proud of themselves when they saw the finished product! My heart skipped a beat with all their enthusiasm. You can grab this Scarecrow craftivity HERE!


I haven't linked up with Casey since the school year started, so I am thrilled to be linking up finally! Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment :

  1. Love the addition buddies, too cute! Can't wait to see the interactive notebook!!! Looking forward to it!
    Noelle

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