We spent a bit of time at the cottage over the Canada Day weekend. Here's a pic of my girls on Canada Day - for some reason, they always agree to dress alike on Canada Day. They're 4, 6, and 8 right now - gotta dress them up while I can ... for some reason I can't see them agreeing to this in 10 years when they're 14, 16, and 18. ;)
We've also been keeping busy with soccer. My husband and I are coaching my oldest daughter's soccer team this year - we had 3 games last week (won all 3!!!) and have a tournament coming up this weekend.
I hope you've been joining us for our Daily 5 / CAFE book study over at We Read, We Blog, We Teach. We have two chapters posted so far, and in addition to the fantastic posts, the amount of ideas and suggestions in the comments section is mind-blowing!!! I've had to start a notebook to record some of these fantastic ideas. I can't wait to start planning on what this is all going to look like in my classroom.
And if one book study wasn't enough, I jumped into another. My good friend, Kim, has the most amazing posts about the Guided Math book over at Finding Joy in Sixth Grade. You can read more about the book study and organization at her link. All I can say for now is ... guess what book I got in the mail yesterday???
I've also been hard at work on my Interactive Math Journal resource. I'm also done all of the introduction and assessment stuff, and am just about to start on the entries and templates. It's keeping me quite busy. For a little break, I decided to work on a Parts of Speech product using my Crystal Ball Template. I just posted it last night. This is a SMARTboard file with 20 multiple choice questions for the 8 parts of speech - when an answer is pressed, the page links to a page where it is "magically" revealed on the crystal ball whether the answer is correct or incorrect. You can take a peek and download the preview by clicking on the picture below.
Well, that's about it ... just a quick update for now. I still plan on doing my FAQ post for my math journals ... just let me get through the soccer tournament this weekend. Whew!!! I'm going to need a holiday from my holidays!!!