Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Bucket List

By now I think most teachers are on summer break ~ I've been out since June 5th.  That was actually a little later than was originally scheduled. (Blame it on the snow...) So, whether you are just beginning your summer break, or have been out for a while, you probably have an overflowing Bucket List of things you want to do.  I know I do!  Here is a sampling of some of my Bucket List items. 

I have the best family in the world! Summer is gives us the chance to spend more time together. The picture on the right shows Hubby with his girls (daughters & granddaughters) on Father's Day.

Nothing is better than granddaughters!  I have so much fun with these little girls. (They LOVE to help Papa in the barn.)

The rain has kept us away from the beach so far this year, so I had to go online to get these shots of the Dunes.  Who would have thought that Northwest Indiana has white sandy beaches? 

Lucky for me I have a covered porch, so I can do lots of porch sitting! Porch Puppy, Macie, keeps me company.

 I just finished Julie & Julia today, and need to decide what to read next.  

I have August/September, October, November, and December done & uploaded to TpT.  Hopefully I'll get the rest of the year finished in July.

Nearly the entire teaching staff from my school got to attend the Smekens Literacy Retreat in Middlebury, IN (Amish country).  It was a combination of exciting learning and relaxing & shopping. My brain was a little bit on over-load when we left ~ so many great ideas!  I'll grab a glass of lemonade and sit on my front porch to review the materials & read the book I purchased.

Now it's YOUR TURN!  Tell me what's on your Bucket List for a chance to win my August/September Morning Work set!  I'll pick a winner using next week.

Morning Work for August & September


Friday, June 12, 2015

Fun Day in Kindergarten

Our PTO sets aside $5.00 per student for field trips.  We didn't use up all of our allowance so we were able to purchase some items for a day of Kindergarten fun!  With the help of a few parent (and great-grandparent) volunteers we set up a mini field day just outside our classroom doors.  The weather cooperated which contributed to a fantastic day!  Here are some pictures of the fun.

 Sight Words Beach Ball Toss

 Bozo Buckets & Corn Hole (Midwestern terms ~ what do you call these games?)

 Indoor Break for coloring & puzzles

 The kids really enjoyed puzzles!

 Back outside for some hula hoop fun

 The sidewalk was covered in chalk kid shaped outlines!

 Bubbles & jump ropes

And, finally ~ a pizza party!

Friday, June 5, 2015

A Home for Hermit Crab

One of our recent craftivities was based upon a favorite Eric Carle book ~ A House for Hermit Crab.

We read the book while we were doing our ocean themed week & the kiddos had a great time decorating their crabs' shells with all sorts of colorful sea creatures.  Check out their work.  I really love the expression on the little guy on the right ~ he was so exited to show off his picture! 

My set includes retelling cards, vocabulary activities and writing page, and hermit crab facts in addition to the templates for the craftivity. Click HERE to purchase. 

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