Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Made It - Custom Bookmarks

Happy Summer!!!!  I am back and ready to ENJOY my time!  Thank you to those of you who have stuck around; the last 6 months have rocked my world.  Between student teachers, teaching, living, taking care of my home, getting sick, and trying to relax blogging really took a back seat.  That is the whole thing here though, Finding Balance!
I decided to take a break from yard work and bust out the hot glue gun for today's Monday Made It.
Custom Bookmarks!!!!  I can't wait for my kiddos to pick their own charm this fall.  I plan on having each student choose their own charm/button to create their own bookmark at the beginning of the year.

Supplies: jumbo paper clips, fun buttons, and hot glue. 

Just hot glue buttons to the tops of the jumbo paperclips.  Be sure to add enough glue to make them sturdy.

 I love this little octopus bookmark!

Happy Creating!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June Book Club

I am beyond excited to be hosting this month's Ramona Recommends' eBook Club.  I don't know about you, but finding time to read during the school year can be crazy.  I try my best to find the time to relax with a good book, but my pile seems to grown until the summer when I can really dive into them.  However, I have made the time to read both of Courtney's eBook Club recommendations and have LOVED them both. 
This month we will be discussing two books; one geared toward primary students and one for intermediate.  You are more than welcome to read both or just one, but either way be sure to leave your thoughts along the way.
 The primary pick is Ribbit!, by Rodrigo Folgueira. 
The intermediate read is A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Llyod.

June's book club will run from Tuesday, June 3rd until Wednesday, July 2nd.

This month's discussion:
1. If you are new this month--Introduce yourself to the group: Share your name, blog/instagram name, what grade you teach, and a little bit about yourself.  *Remember, you do not need a blog to be a part of this discussion. You can just leave a comment below this post. :)
2. What were your thoughts of the book?
3. How could you use this book with your students?
4. Did you have any connections to other texts while reading this book?

Feel free to share the book club button on your instagram and blog pages.

Happy Reading!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Blog Hop

Ahh summer...I can almost taste it!  Two more weeks and I get to bask in the idea of sleeping in and regaining my health.  What is it with the second half of the year?!  It aways seems to knock the wind out of me.
This summer is all about reading books, blogging, sleeping, and kinda thinking about next school year. As a way to celebrate summer I am linking up with some of my favorite blogging buddies for a Summer Blog Hop.  Plus there are freebies involved!  Grab my freebie below and then make sure to hop on over to Inspired Owl's Corner by clicking on the adorable shell.

Happy Hopping!