Happy Weekend Teacher Friends!
I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for FRIDAY! Here are my 5 random things from the week!
#1 I've been accepted to attend our local branch of the National Writing Project Summer Institute! I'm very excited...Have any of you ever attended? I am sure I will be posting more about it this summer. Also, I would love to hear about any experiences you guys have had with the program. It seems to be a very popular topic on several educational social media sites right now.
#2 Who says you can't do ABC's in fifth grade? We are starting a new unit in our
classroom next week and our focus will be ABC's! I'm very excited and spent some time planning it this week. We are going to do one RESEARCH ABC book to address our Social Studies standards from this year as review. Then they are going to stroll down memory lane of elementary school and remember some of their favorite children's literature books and authors to create one last ABC book before they leave for the big world of middle school! Be on the look out for a post with more details about this unit! We are excited! :)
#3 Testing is next week.... enough said!
#4 Some of my students have found a new love! Are you familiar Gordon Korman's On the Run series? If you aren't, you should check out BOOK 1 and see how many kids you can hook on the series! We have a waiting list going... :)
#5 I'm off to Family Camp with my 3 boys (2 sons and my husband)! It's tons of fun. Our church hosts it every year and we spend the entire weekend dressing in silly costumes, playing games, and simply spending time together. I may update with a picture later in the weekend...I am sure they are some silly pics in my near future! ;)
I'm trying to reach 200 followers before my one month blogging anniversary (YAY!) which is in 8 days...If you would like to connect to follow, PLEASE DO ;), and leave a comment with a link so that I can come over and follow you as well. :) The bigger our learning network, the more we can grow, learn, and continue to be LIFELONG LEARNERS.
Happy FRIDAY! :)
Don't forget to click over to Doodle Bugs Teaching to see what everyone else was up to this week!