End of the year craziness has hit, and once again the photos have been sitting in my camera and haven't made it to the blog. Wanted to show you some fun things that I have been up to:
Our Donor's Choose Boogie Boards were funded! Yes! We have 5 of them now in our classroom and it's made it extra fun to use during workshop time.
My Amazon order of glue sticks and Expo markers showed up tonight for next year. I'll be keeping these at home over the summer - things don't tend to dry out as fast... These 12 packs of Expo markers were only a little over $4 each, they were as an add on price.
We have been studying Greek Mythology in class this week (and will continue next). It's the first year that Mythology has been in our standards, so I'm trying to make it fun. I have the Year Long Weekly Reading Homework from Forkin4th and she has numerous Greek Mythology comprehension passages and questions included. Since I have no curriculum it has been a life saver. Today was Pandora's box, and after studying it, we tied in math and created boxes/nets from scratch. Students had to fold, use the ruler to measure, cut it out, and fold it all together. So much fun!
In all this craziness, I started taking down the stuff on my bulletin boards and saw a bunch of huge stains on my main student work fabric. EWW! So after years of using my beautiful blue fabric I had to go out and buy new stuff... and then decided to put it up pronto. Now it has a lighter color backing with a nice design that will make me happy. In August I'll add my student squares and be done.
I love using fabric! It's so easy! How I tackle a huge board like this (it's 9 feet by 10 feet), is taking the fabric, cutting it in half and use push pins to hold it in place on the top and sides until I get everything the way I want. Then it's a quick staple on top of the edges, add a thick border to just the top and sides, cut the bottom, and add my thick wide ribbon to seal it up. I'm not even really worried about the bottom edge because the trashcans, ball bucket, lunch bin, and sweeper bucket all fit in that space.
It's that time of year! Have a Kool Summer! Winco carried the packets for only 15 cents each... so much cheaper for a full class set. This year I am giving the kids a package of Kool Aid, a copy of Homework Machine (only $1 from Scholastic - we don't have time to read it during the year so I already had it handy), and a "Have a Good Summer" bracelet from Scholastic's bonus points. It all goes inside a paper lunch bag with a topper on top.
Hope you had a great day!