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Friday, June 3, 2016

Five for Friday

 At 115 degrees outside today I will be spending all of my time indoors. And tomorrow is supposed to be 117.. It's too soon!

Basically.. it's time for a nice and cool in air conditioning Five For Friday post. 

My first post in my Summer Series - The Things I Learned From Having a Difficult Class went live this past week. I firmly believe that when you get that difficult class that taking care of yourself becomes the most important thing you can do. Read all about it here!

I love the library. I started my summer reading this past week, and I can't wait to read more. What else should I to add to my reading list?

I've been taking a class to learn more about SMART boards and Notebook software. Wow, there is so cool stuff out there! I've been super busy creating more interactive lessons that align with my curriculum this past week. Anyone interested in a video tutorial about fun stuff in Notebook? Let me know in the comments!

It's time to say good-bye to this couch.. Two of the cushions have completely collapsed, and it's insides are spilling out. It had a good life, but it's time for an upgrade! Now just to find a nice couch in my price range, color, and size... Easier said than done!

I decided to revamp my Reading Log. This past year I had less than 5 out of 30 students complete their monthly reading log... so clearly it needs something to make it more engaging! So this summer I got to work and created The Ultimate Reading Challenge!

It includes:
  • Several templates, game board and calendar, for you to use with your students
  • A brochure that gives parents suggestions for reading and writing activities to do at home in August with 2nd graders
  • Choices that engage students and allow them to earn points or advance spaces on a game board, depending on which form you choose
  • Reading and writing activities that are easy enough for 2nd graders to do with minimal to no assistance that are still fun

It's on sale for $1.00. Click the image to check it out! September is coming soon. 

Happy Friday! Click here to go back to the link up. 


  1. I look forward to reading your series about difficult classes. I've been there a time or two...

  2. I read your first post in your series and you are so right! If there's one thing I learned this year it's that IT. CAN. WAIT. Nothing is more important than your health, both mental and physical (and oh, how the two can be connected). Looking forward to the rest of the series!