I thought this was a fitting post, as I am on vacation right now.... My calm before the storm before going back to school. It's less than an ideal time to vacation... with my room a mess and all... BUT, I am going to try my hardest to relax and enjoy time with my family.
We went on a long road trip this summer. It was the first time that we've driven somewhere far, instead of flying. Surprisingly my kids did well! Lots of movies, breaks and I took along my Travel Journal that I give out to my students when they go on trips during the year. The surprising part was that my usually unmotivated child, got out the papers without me even telling him to in the car! He LOVED car counting and was determined to find 100 total cars on the trip (of course, he promptly stopped after that)
After we got home, I had him create the pages for each day, instead of doing it while we were there. We had enough melt downs on vacation, we certainly didn't need more because mom was being a teacher! heehee :) He also did other "reading" pages that you'll see below.
Here's some samples of his "work." Use your imagination for more detailed pictures and more writing for those older students and those students who go above and beyond. ;)
"Fun" pages---with a Reading or Math Twist! (there were other pages in this packet, but I think I'm showing you quite enough. I don't want to bore you!)
Days 1-10 for students to write about each day. They can draw a picture or even attach a photo!
What is the coolest place you've ever traveled to? There are lots of places I would love to visit, but the coolest place I've visited would have to be Aruba. The hubs and I went there on our honeymoon. My loved the beach and the divi trees (I think that's what they were called?!?! It's been too long) The trees actually grew sideways/were leaning because there's always a breeze there. A not-so-good part: They had this breathtaking "natural bridge" that was made of stone over part of the ocean... I remember walking across thinking about how unsafe it felt.... years later it crumbled! YIKES!
Comment below and when I return I'll pick a winner to try my Travel Journal out with their students!