I feel like I have been gone for a while! I can't believe that February is almost over! I think that wind we keep getting just blew it away! We've finally celebrated our 100th Day and Valentine's Day... I've been feeling a bit "blah" about you know who's birthday coming up next week... I now have mixed feelings about Dr. S*$#&! now, since we pretty much can't as much SAY the name without being in trouble! But, alas.. I'll be doing a few little things next week in honor of a man who helps my firsties learn to read---and love to read!
My kids have been struggling with writing COMPLETE sentences. We've only been working on them for like, what. 105 days?! I decided a few weeks ago that we were going to have a Sentence Writing Boot Camp! I've been slowly adding to it and putting things in that HAVE worked in the past that I haven't done this year yet. They WILL be sentence writers by the time they are finished! ;)
I also wanted to share that I'll be donating the proceeds that I get from this unit to the family of Bradley Fox. I have this incredible friend from High School. Of course, I haven't "seen" him since, but we kinda keep in touch on Facebook. He has done so many great things for our country over the past 10 years. He is a Marine. This past September, one of his best friends was killed in the line of duty while chasing a hit and run incident in Philadelphia. This story has just made me sad. He left behind a small child AND a pregnant wife! Tony is going to be participating in a Tough Mudder competition in June near Philly. While running through a course that I just can't even imagine---he's going to fill a rucksack that will be filled with memories of his friend, Brad. He is trying to raise money for the family. You can read more about it here.
When I read about his tribute this week, it was like someone was speaking to me because my latest "in development" project would fit perfectly with it! (Though, I did NOT have any Marine clip art... sorry Tony!) I want to say that I've never met the Fox family---but though Tony's
words, I know they are great people and I have just been touched by the
friendship that he had with Brad. I just want to help out. If you'd prefer to donate directly-you can do so at the above link to the website. Thanks for considering donating! Every little bit helps.
Before I go, I wanted to repost a freebie from last year for Saint Patrick's Day! Of course it's math :)
Click on the picture to download your game! (There are 2 different games when you download! The first one is shown-rolling 2 dice and adding 10. The second one has students rolling 3 dice and adding 10!)
Also-before I forget! Make sure to check out this new digital magazine (click on the picture to take you there---it's a pic from the magazine):
There are great tips for teachers! I know I can always use help with organizing the never ending paper piles, supplies, students... ;)