Sharing my LOVE of Literacy!

If you can read this, thank a teacher !!

September 4, 2016

See You in September

Hello September. Yes, I'm a few days late.. but heck I have had a crazy week!

On Monday, I had my last day in paradise. Here are a few pictures from my summer vacation:


 
My happy place every AM after breakfast. 
I was swimming every day by 9:00.



 
A great shirt the DH bought me before our trip 
 which I wore on the plane ride down. 
It says " There's nothing a little Starbucks & Disney Can't Fix!"

 The DH took this picture on "National Dog Day"

  "Summer..." 
The DH by the pool in the shade while I was swimming. 

While we were in Disney I received a phone call to go in for a second interview. I had the first one the day before I had left for vacation. I literally had it ONE HOUR after my plane landed!  

I met with the superintendent and she offered me a job at the middle school in the district I have been working in for various long term reading teacher assignments. I happily accepted. I am BEYOND THRILLED! 

Here is the space I have been given: 

Before Picture
After picture coming soon! 

I had meetings for two days and did some set up on Friday. Finished room pictures is coming soon. The first week I assist with the new students to the building and I will plan my schedule with the other reading teachers. 

It will be an exciting month! I am so happy to have a job for the school year! 

New posts about middle school reading are to come! 

Happy Labor Day Weekend Everyone! 

Happy Reading! 

August 9, 2016

What Have I Been Doing?

It has been awhile since I have blogged. Honestly, I have not had much to blog about this summer. Here are a few things I have been doing:

 
Having a Bachelorette Party Outside!


 
A lot of summer reading! 

 
Going to See my favorite local 80's music band! 

  
Hanging out with friends

 
Tutoring this Cutie! 

Summer goes TOO FAST ! It makes me wish I lived in a warmer state! LOL! I just love being outside everyday! 

I hope everyone is enjoying their last few days of summer!
Happy Reading! 

July 14, 2016

Summer Tutoring

Every summer I tutor. I am able to use a great program that I love (Fountas and Pinnell Levelled Literacy Interventions) but try new things with the books. What I love the most is parents who are so vested in their child's education that they have their child tutored once or twice a week during summertime.

I am working with a child who is starting kindergarten in the fall. This kido impresses me every time I see him. He is quiet and needs think time before answering questions.  I work with him for 45 minutes. Half the session is math and the other half is reading. Here are some things I did with him today:

1. Counting Pennies - We are working on 1-20. He gets stuck with 13 but then he is fine.

2. Tracing numbers and Ten Frames

3. Identifying a number when different numbers are in a pile.

4. Phonemic Awareness - He can recognize all the letters, I am working on beginning sounds.

5. Sight words and reading Level A books.

Here are some pictures from today:

 I found this from a nice website. 
She has 1 -20 sheets for kidos to practice! 




 
Book Two from the LLI Kit
Today we read it forward twice 
and then backwards! 

 
Beginning sound picture sort. 
He threw me for a loop today when 
he said "rabbit" and not "bunny" 
He also wanted "football" under " B for ball." 


I really enjoy the time I get to work with students 1:1. It is so valuable! 

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!
Happy Reading!

July 11, 2016

Summer Fun !

I have been enjoying my free time. Here are few pics of some things I did the last few days:

 
DH and I at the drive - in
We saw "The Secret Life of Pets"
Super Cute Movie 

 
I went to the store early Sunday 
for my first back to school deal. 
25 Cents Each!!!! 

 
DH took off so we could go to lunch.
We walked along the waterfront.
There was a neat display of artwork. 

Summer is nice! I hope it slows down!
Happy Reading!

July 4, 2016

Happy Birthday America!

 
Happy July 4th Everyone!