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June 21, 2011

I made it !

Today arrived and it was the: It was an enjoyable day. I went on a "Mystery Walk" with my one group of 4th graders. It was fun and LONG! However, we did reach our destination which was the local ice cream place! The kids had a treat and then we made it back to school with 5 minutes to spare before dismissal! LOL !
I went and said good-bye to each 4th grade class. Some girls gave me hugs which I though was so sweet! I will miss seeing some of my students everyday! I told them maybe I would see them next year in 5th grade.

My teaching life is up in the air for next year. Who knows where I will be? One thing is for sure, it is time to say: HELLO to SUMMER!!

Happy Summer Reading!!

June 11, 2011

Cute Comic

For Better or For Worse always gets it right with kids' thoughts on teachers!

June 6, 2011

End of the Year Games

Here are three of my favorite games that I use during the final weeks of school. They kids enjoy them as much as I do! Appleletters: I love how this game helps students with making words and spelling. Even my younger readers can play!!

Fowl Play Card Game: This is great because it can be used with any lesson! The students have to answer a question (such as what rhymes with 'rake') before I give them a card! I love their reaction when they get the wolf card and lose all their previous cards! I have played it with K students and 5th graders!

Build a Sentence Board Game: This game is great with my 3rd and 4th graders. It helps me see how far my students have come with language development and sentence structure. I also add questions to the game such as "Which word in your sentence is the verb?"

Happy Reading!

June 5, 2011

Happy June !!

I am in the final two weeks of school. I have a major case of "summer break syndrome!!" I find myself not paying attention to the students. I am looking out the window more at the sun and trees. I am daydreaming of the pool. I am just as bad as the students! LOL.

I better refocus for the next two weeks! I have some lessons left to teach. I have a few fun things in mind, too!

Here are some posts from last year for those teacher still working:

End of the Year Read Aloud

End of the Year Ideas

I hope everyone is enjoying the warm days of June! Stay focused teachers, the end is near! Happy summer to those teachers already on break. I envy you!

Happy Reading!