Woo hoo! New product! I wanted to update my birthday items for next year and created a fun little pack with everything you need to make birthdays in your classroom special! Click on the image to check it out!
Here are some birthday prep tips:
- I make all of my copies before school starts.
- Use parent volunteers to cuts, label, and organize everything.
- Sort all of your items by month so they can be pulled out at the beginning of the month and you are prepared.
- I keep all of my birthday celebration items in a Steralite tub to keep is quickly accessible.
- I celebrate half birthdays so that I don’t have to deal with a gigantic birthday celebration the last week when there is a complete lack of routine anyway!
I have been trying to find some time to enjoy a few books this summer and there are 2 linky parties to share what we are working on!
I have been a big fan of young adult fiction for a few years. I used to avoid it thinking that I was an adult and should not be reading kids books. However, I had a friend who suggested Melissa Marr. I read all of her books and loved them. Think Twilightish, but better written and about the dark underworld of fairies. I totally got lost in them.
I loved the Hunger Games and have been on a kick to read young adult books before seeing the movies. The books are just sooo much better than the movies. I am trying to read Maze Runner, but so far it is just not doing it for me. It’s pretty boring and hard to get into. I read City of Bones and am now on to the second book. It’s a pretty good series. The writing is a bit simplistic and the storyline has some weaknesses, but it is an interesting and imaginative read.
I have the movie of Beautiful Creatures sitting on my table, but I want to get through the book, which is also sitting on the table first. I also have Divergent on the back burner. I know the movie is coming out and people rave about it, but I just found it hard to connect to. The concept was a bit difficult to pull off and I find the fight scene hard to picture – unlike the awesome scenes in the Hunger Games. I am about half way through, but it has been sitting and collecting dust for a couple months. Maybe I’ll finish it before the movie.
And the piece of resistance! I know that you are jealous! I am reading Statistics for People Who Think They Hate Statistics. Yeah! It’s for the class in quantitative data I am taking right now - fun read!!! Hahaha!
Link up share what you’re reading right now!