Sunday, August 4, 2013

What Have YOU Been Up To? Want to See What I've Been Doing?!

Okay, so I’ll admit I’ve been a little MIA the past few weeks (yes, even after I came back and started blogging “full time” again…).  It’s hard!  I know!  But here, in my mind, I do have some validation and excuses for being gone.  Ha! 

(Also, I'd like to take a moment to apologize for no pictures...I know, what fun is reading a blog without being able to see, right?!  I had pictures all ready to go, but my awesomely ancient laptop is seeming to have some technical difficulties at the moment and will not upload them to Blogger...So I will keep trying to post them and see what happens!)   :)

In the mean time, here’s what I’ve been doing with my summer (although not totally glamorous, still tons of fun!):

“Thing #1”—Summer Learning Groups.  For a few weeks, I’d meet with students from my school for an hour each morning.  Group session one was an enrichment book study using How to Eat Fried Worms.  Love. That. Book.!!!  And, LOVE. That. Group!!!

We would sit out under the gazebo at one of our local parks, read, discuss, and do activities with the book each morning.  Fun, challenging, and meaningful!  If you haven’t read that book yet, I strongly advise doing so.  It’s a children’s chapter book, but I promise you’ll love it, and then want to share it with your kiddos! 

“Thing #2”—My ever popular tutoring.  I’ll admit I did take a break for a few months there, but now I’m back on the road again.  I put my teacher hat back on and my reading intervention skills and knowledge of dyslexia to good use. 

“Thing #3”—Teaching Summer Camps.  The first week of camp (a few weeks back) was our K-1 “Zoologists in Training” camp where our class of 22 little students learned about an animal a day.  We got to read lots of books, watch some interesting videos about the animals, write little “reports” (really, like 2 sentences!), and of course make cute animal crafts!

So, do you forgive me now?  I do have another camp this coming week, but I think now that my co-teacher and I are in a routine, things will be a little more smoothly and I will have a little more free time!  I can’t wait to hear what all of you guys have been doing this summer, and I honestly can’t wait to see what everyone’s lives are like once school starts back again.  2 weeks and counting for me!


Leave me a comment, tell me what you’ve been up to!  I’d LOVE to read them, especially if you’ve done something fabulously wonderful that will make me jealous!  ;) Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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