EEK!!! June is almost over:( I haven't been nearly as productive as I have wanted to be....ugh...lol. At this point, if the kitchen reno is done by Christmas, I'll be happy! LOL!
On to my made its....my first made it should be a picture of me NOT in the funny farm....on top of the kitchen mess, we had a new roof put on. Roofers were here Wednesday through Friday and I about lost my mind with all the noise:/ I'll spare you the pic of me all stressed out:)
My first made it is my best to date!!!! I already posted on my FB and Insta.....I finally made it to meet my bloggy friend of a few years Elizabeth from Fun in Room 4B!!
Can't even put into words how excited I was! We have talked on the phone and text for a while now so I really felt like I already knew her and the face to face was just a formality;) Wonderful day at the beach! She is 10 times more wonderful in person than on her blog:)
A little home made it pic/update. Our old kitchen had popcorn ceilings and recessed lights. Kind of like lights in a can. Well I told ya a few weeks ago we scraped all that popcorn off (by the way it makes my tiny kitchen look bigger!) and added totally different lights.
I love them:)
Please ignore the messes in the background.
This next made it was one I got from the fab Brown Bag Teacher. I have been scouring her blog lately.....WONDERFUL, wonderful ideas!!! I am LOVING her Genre Subway Art Posters
Can't wait to add these to my classroom décor this year:) Think my kids will love them:)
I'm kinda really jazzed about this next one:)
I grabbed one of those large clear "paint" buckets from Michaels and lots of ribbon:)
Spent quite a while watching/listening to tennis, the roofers, and tying the ribbon onto the handle!
Don't have all the details of this completely thought out yet but here's the basics of it:
For the past few years I have been doing a short morning math meeting with my kiddos....you can read about it HERE if you want. It's a combo of review and pre-feeding some of the skills/topics before we get to them. Hands down it is one of the best if not the best change I have made to my math instruction. My kids scores improved greatly and I feel my morning math meeting had a lot to do with that.
Well last week while I was running, I was thinking about what to do for my MMI and came up with Brain Bops. (Love to think and pray while I'm running:) It's gonna kinda be like my morning math meeting. Each week as I plan my lessons I will write down some questions (science, social studies, reading) that I can put in the pail. Then maybe every other day,(told ya I don't have the details all worked out in my head yet) I will pick a question to kind of challenge them with finding the answer to or information about....does that make sense?
I think it will be a fun way to introduce topics/skills ahead of time and do a little pre-teaching as well.
A little "bop" to their brains:)
Your turn!!! Hoping we hit at least 100 this time:) Thanks to all who have joined in and left love:) Have a great week all!!