Sunday, June 26, 2016

Five for Friday- June 24th

      I'm a little late joining the party this week. I was out of town until last night, so here is a little bit from my week.  Head over to Doodle Bugs Teaching to see what everyone has been doing this week!

1. One of my favorite things about summer is the flexibility to do whatever, whenever, for the most part!  This week, I went running in a new spot.  I ran near downtown and along the river.  It was really pretty and new scenery helps to keep me moving!

2. I have been trying to get back into swimming.  In the summer I swim laps at the gym.  The first few weeks of summer were hard for me to swim many laps at a time. 

3.  I'm posting a little late this week because my mom and I went to my aunt's house for a few days.  We had a good time at the lake. 

4. I finally got my new book in the mail!  I used some of these strategies last year, when a colleague brought them to me. I am so excited to get busy reading this!

5. I've been really struggling to stay focused on my TpT store this summer.  It has been hard to get motivated this summer for some reason!  So, my goal this week is to get my newest novel study finished up!  Hopefully, this will be in my store soon!

Happy weekend!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Five for Friday- June 17th

It is time for another Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching.  Summer seems to just be flying by.  It's hard to believe that I have been on break for almost a month!

1. I started last weekend going downtown for the Columbus Arts Festival.  It was huge and had work from many amazing artists.  It was a beautiful night and perfect for being outside!

2. On Saturday, I decided to go checkout a dress sale in Cincinnati.  I honestly just wanted to see what it was all about.  I walked out with my wedding dress!  So exciting!   

3.    My school has a program in the summer that comes to our building and provides free lunch for some of our kids Mondays- Thursdays.  Our staff designed a program to go along with this program.  We raise money throughout the year and then during the summer we take the kids on all kinds of different field trips.  Teachers suggest students that would benefit from social activities throughout the summer.  
      Typically, I sign up for the zoo trip and some open gyms.  This week, some teachers and I took a group of kiddos to a Metropark.  The three boys in the second picture were either in my homeroom or my reading class this year.  They were too cute!  They talked my ear off the entire trip.  They couldn't stop telling me how much they were reading and writing!  They made my day!!

4. Running in "MY" park is one of my favorite summer activities.  I love this park and it gives me such a sense of calm!

5. Last, I finally finished my first TpT product of the summer.  Generally, in the summer is when I create a lot of my products, but I have been moving slow with my store this summer. I'm feeling like now that I have started hopefully I will keep moving!  
     This novel study came about because when we finished Sarah, Plain and Tall this year, my students felt like it just ended.  They wanted to hear more.  So, we read Skylark.  This novel study is set up just like my Sarah, Plain and Tall novel study!  Click on the picture to grab a copy!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Two for Tuesday- Bundle Sale!

      It's time for a SALE again.  I am linking up with Chalk One up for the Teacher for 2 for Tuesday!  This is the one day a week where you can find steals and deals.  Each teacher that links up will have two products on sale for 50% off all day!  
      This week, I am joining in with two of my bundles.  These bundles are great to use with guided reading groups, small literature circles, tutoring, home school, author studies, and more!   
      The Cam Jansen Bundle comes with four novel studies.  This product is normally $9.00, but today you can snag it for $4.50!! The Magic Tree House Bundle includes six novel studies!  This product is normally $14, but today you can get it for $7.00!  What a steal!  

Click on the pictures below to grab a copy of each product!

Happy shopping!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Five for Friday- June 10th

Five for Friday

      I am joining in for another Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching.  It is my first one of the summer!  So, as mentioned last week, it has been a while since I joined in the blogging world.  But, I am hopefully back for the summer.  
     I just finished my third week of summer break and while I have been relaxing, I feel like I have had a lot going on so far!  I've been trying to get into my summer routine. Here is a sneak peak into what I have been up to the last few weeks.  Next week, I plan on jumping in with five events from my week, but for now I have an update about the past few weeks. 

1. The summer started with a short trip up to Cleveland.  While I am a Reds fan, George is a Cleveland Indians fan.  We went up for the game.  It was a great weekend. 

2. The next day we went out to Marblehead and then to Put-In-Bay for the afternoon.  We had beautiful weather!

3. I've been trying to spend my afternoons at the park running.  We've also been exploring new trails and paths this summer. Here is a really pretty path that we found recently and hiked about 4 miles. 

4. This is the lake near my house!  I love it.  The beach isn't the best, but before the pool opened, it was nice to have!

5. Last, this summer I am balancing my "free" time with the gym, working on a few TpT products, but mostly planning my wedding!  My office space is getting used a little more frequently than in the past few summers!

Happy Friday!

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