Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Summer Linkies

Whoo hoo!  I just found out my proposal for a summer conference was accepted.  I have written about it before.  It focuses on the use of technology during literacy centers.  I'm excited, but know I have a lot of work ahead of me!
I created a series of posts about ideas that I have.  Click on the links to head to those posts:
Day 6: Word on Vocabulary/Grammar
Day 7: Work on Sight Words
Day 8: Work on Writing
 I would love for you to contribute to my linky party, too! Please link up to share any technology that you use during your literacy centers and grab a button for yourself! 

There are so many great Linkies going right now!  Here are some I am linking up with:

Oh, boy!  This list of books to read is growing!  I went shopping today and bought a stack!!! Since I am changing grades and going back to third after about 8 years, I need to brush up on some things! Here are the professional books:

              Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Multiplication and Division: Strategies, Activities & Interventions to Move Students Beyond Memorization
I read this book for addition and subtraction and can't wait to check this one out!
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I bought this book last summer, but never really read it. Since I am moving my room, it is the perfect chance to start fresh!
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I need to reread these two books with an eye towards 3rd grade, rather than 1st.
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I bought this book last year, but haven't had time to spend a lot of time with it.

I'm sure I will find many more!

Oh, boy!  The personal reads!!! I am a dedicated reader and I work really hard to spend a lot of time reading and have crazy diverse reading habits. 
I have read these 2 trilogies this year:
The Hunger Games TrilogyFifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
My biggest issue is that I read very quickly and devour books, so when I am left with nothing to read, I spend so much time searching for something new.  For some reason, I have found a lot of interesting young adult books.  They are better written than adult books and I find the content to be much more...palatable.  There are also some best sellers that I have just not gotten into.
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Check out the linky party and get some ideas for summer reading!

Summer Bucket List
What a great idea for a linky!  Click on the image to join in!
Hmmm…let’s see…
  1. Move my classroom.
  2. Teach a Hands-On Grammar Workshop
  3. Teach a Technology in Literacy Centers Workshop
  4. Organize my house – ugh!
  5. Have a successful garden – I made it smaller this year, so hopefully I can keep up with it!
  6. Read, read, read!!!
  7. Make a quilt or two.
  8. Visit some museums.
  9. Read a book on the areas that qualify as a beach in this area.
  10. Create a patio outside our walkout basement.
  11. Create some items for Teachers Pay Teachers.
  12. Take an art class.
  13. Have at least one yard sale!
  14. Plan and execute a 50th wedding anniversary party for my in laws.
  15. Plan and execute a 15 year high school reunion…umm…yeah!
  16. Have a ladies luncheon for classmates home a few weeks before the reunion.
  17. Spend lots of time with my new baby niece!
  18. Convince Hubby I NEEEEEEDDDDDDDD two of the cutest kittens from the farm.
  19. Enjoy my last summer without classes for a few years.
  20. Drag my dad out to lunch or breakfast.
I’m sure there are tons more, but this is all I can think of right now.  So, what’s on your summer bucket list?