I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five For Friday today. I can tell it is the summer because I have to think what day of the week it is when I get up in the morning! My days are filled, but not scheduled; so many days drift into one another and when I really have to know what day it is, I have to stop and think. Sooooo different from the school year when EVERY minute is scheduled and the worry of whether everything you have planned will get done!
So...... my 5 points are definitely random today!
2. This is the first summer for a LONG time that I am reading purely for pleasure; no book studies or professional reading. I DO plan to do some professional reading this summer, but for now, I am just enjoying the pleasure of reading. Let's see...... here are a few titles.....
The Memory Child by Steena Holmes
The Collector by Nora Roberts
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
The Line by J.D Horn
The Source by J.D. Horn
As you can see, I have been reading purely for fun...... I should get on to professional reading in a few weeks!
3. One of my goals this summer was to get my 20 gallon aquarium set up. I did it! Unfortunately, I started with 6 fish and now have 3 (sad face). BUT, I am not giving up! The fish that are presently swimming in there are Rosie Barbs and VERY aggressive. I did not know this when I purchased them. I just thought they were pretty and I loved that they were in constant motion. So, now I have to find some fish that will be able to stand up to these little bullies..... that is my next step in this project!
5. I HAVE been busy! Cleaning closets, dusting cobwebs, going through clothes......... I also have been creating new resources! As with most kindergartens, my students make an alphabet book. I have been doing this with my students for YEARS and finally, took some time this month to create a resource to share. If you read my blog, you know that I love giving my students step-by-step illustrations to draw and/or create their pictures. In this resource, there is a step-by-step drawing for each letter of the alphabet as well as SH, CH, TH, PH, OW, OO, and the Long Vowels. I also love giving them words that they can read when creating their letter picture. Since we start with the letter A, we start out with a simple 2 word sentence and then progress to 3 sentences when we get to Z and the digraphs. I have included this option in the packet as well. I put their pictures in a binder and at the end of the year, they have a cute alphabet book to keep and share....
Until next time!