Wow, what an incredibly busy and fun week I've had! I'm linking up with Doodle Bug's Teaching to fill you in on what's been happening.
1. My week has been consumed with sixty-four 4H Projects. All of my students were required to turn in draft posters for their projects this week. This meant I had to read and correct all those drafts and give them back the same day they were turned in!! Students can't begin work on their final posters until they have my approval on the draft, so I've got to be on my game to make sure I get them back as soon as possible.
We have did a lot of review work this week on context clues and author's purpose while I met with students about their projects.
2. On top of those 64 projects, I was out yesterday and today for a fantastic conference with Dan Mulligan. I hope to share some of the many tips and resources he shared with us over the next few weeks. If you just can't wait you can check out his website by clicking the picture below.
Scroll down the page and look for this graphic - that's where you'll find a lot of goodies.
Don't let some of the state specific titles fool you, there are plenty of good activities hidden in there as well!
what who else I found at the conference?!?! Andrea from Reading Toward the Stars!
She was super sweet and I was so excited to spend the day hanging out with her! It was also the first time I'd met one of my bloggy buddies in really life - too fun!!
4. I traveled 6 hours to the conference, so I drove up the night before and stayed with some family and these adorable kiddos! I had such a great time playing trains, listening to their stories, and reading with them.
Forgive my crazy expression, but aren't they just the cutest ever?! We are reading this fantastic book by Bob Shea and by the end all three of them were roaring! LOL
If you need a gift for a younger kid these Dinosaur vs. books are so fun!!
5. On my way home from Richmond I stopped to see my sister. We had dinner and she got her (late) birthday gift.
She loved the photo book!
Bonus: Cute pet pictures!!
Rachel's dog, Piper.
Ladybug helping me pack for the conference.