Alright folks. It’s time to get serious around here. I have been hiding under what seems like a HUGE rock as of late. I decided to just let myself “be” for a bit. We didn’t get out of school until the 14th and my wheels stopped turning. In an effort to find my “footing” again, I allowed myself to catch up on some things and play a bit. I spent quite a few days “nesting” and cleaning in my classroom. Got my toes done. Began a painful relationship with a trainer at my gym. Started making actual dinners again. Oh, and I did this . . .
|The hubs was at a bachelor party and I jetted down to San Fran on a whim.
Caught a Giants game, an amazing dinner, and tons of fun with a dear friend.
Did I mention that it was 72 degrees in the city last weekend??!!
If you haven’t noticed, I always seem to lean toward books that are silly and are guaranteed “giggle-getters.” Chalk this one up to my dippy personality and my nickname around campus . . . The Crazy Teacher.
Finally today, I figured I would offer up a freebie for you for stickin’ with me through all that up there. I love to roll with beginning, middle, and end activities right off the bat with a new crew. I have offered up my response sheets in the past, so here’s something a little different. We have copy counts at our school and my teammates and I are always looking for ways to save ourselves from hitting that 12K mark before the end of the year is up. So, a few years ago, I came up with these . . . B/M/E Labels. Simply fold a piece of trashy copy paper into thirds and provide a label set to each kid (a fraction of the copies). Show your babes how to glue these at the bottom of each column and let them go to town with their retell (pictorial only or a combo of pictorial and written).
|CLICK HERE to grab these.
Thank you Fonts for Teachers + Cara Carroll for the font support!