Sunday, July 5, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge Week 3: Make your Masterpiece!

This week the TPT seller challenge was to create your masterpiece! This was a little challenging for me because I've been in a creative block since 2014 (eek!).  I am glad I finally took the time to sit down and create something new!

I created Interactive Read Aloud prompts for the book My Mouth is a Volcano! This book is a wonderful one to use at the beginning of the school year, especially if you have a class of blurters. We have 20 minutes built into our schedule everyday for interactive read alouds. I love reading to my class everyday, but sometimes it is hard to prep an interactive read aloud for each day. I enjoy using the summer to get ahead start on it! I started last summer and it definitely made the beginning of the school year a little smoother.

Check out my masterpiece here!

Do you use interactive read alouds in your classroom? What are your favorite books to read aloud to your class?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Currently

I'm linking up with Farley for this month's currently! I can't believe it is already July!

Listening: The Pioneer Woman. I love watching her show and watching all the delicious foods she makes! I really need to start to trying out some of her recipes. 

Loving: These restful and relaxing summer days. This week is one of the first weeks when I don't have a lot of things scheduled and it feels amazing. I am able to accomplish things off of my giant to do list.

Thinking: I need to start preparing for my maternity sub in the fall. Last night I start organizing resources by subject and skill on a flash drive to share with my sub. Thankfully, I only have to have one week of plans for my sub and then after a week they are responsible for collaborating with my team and writing lessons. My goal is to plan out all of our first units and hopefully that will be enough. Any tips on planning for maternity leave?

Wanting: A milkshake for breakfast, this is acceptable since I'm pregnant right?

Needing: A pedicure. I can no longer reach my toes to paint them well plus with the swelling I've had in my feet and ankles the past week a pedicure would be amazing! 

All Star: I like to think I am creative with coming up with new ideas and projects to use in my classroom. 

Thanks for stopping by!