Friday, June 21, 2013

Five For Friday

Ahhh, summer! How I love thee....Yesterday I had NO motivation. I'm talking so little that I didn't even take a shower until 3! Gross, I know. BUT! After my initial freak out and thinking I have SO much to get done, I realized it's only June. You have time. Take a lazy day. So I did. :)

Today I am back on top of my to do list, and I am taking a moment to cross one item off and link up with Doodlebugs Teaching and the weekly Five for Friday linky party.

So here we go...

#1. For Fathers Day this year we got tickets to go to a minor league baseball game. ( The White Caps for those of you familiar with that sort of thing.) My good friend Heather and her family were going with her sons little league team, so we kind of tagged along with them. I actually am the bigger baseball fan in our family ,but Kelly thought it sounded like a fun way to celebrate his day so I didn't feel too bad. :)

It was Peanut's first baseball game and we wanted to gauge whether she was ready to go to a Tigers game. ( She's not.) But we all had a lot of fun and will definitely go to another White Caps game next summer.

After the game the kids got to run the bases. Daddy went with Peanut and she did a great job!
#2 At my school, usually the 2nd week of summer break, we have a teacher institute where we focus on one particular area we need some help with or want to learn about/ work on for the next school year. This years institute was technology integration, specifically with our I Pads. Back in the beginning of May every classroom in my building got an I Pad for use in the classroom! Very exciting, but some of us didn't really know how to use it, or how we were going to incorporate it into our teaching.
My grade level team took a look at a Descartes strand for ELA and the MAP data for our incoming students. Then we labeled the strand with our students spring scores.

Then we took that data and found the areas that we felt we could use more work in for next year. We made a chart with that and then made a list of different kinds of APPS we wanted to search for. We got A TON accomplished for next year and just became more familiar with our I Pads in general. Plus, I always love hanging out with my grade level team in a more unstructured way.
PLEASE excuse the fact that I CLEARLY spelled categorizing wrong on this. I have summer brain! :)

 #3- 5
Spending quality time with my Peanut!
Ok, so I realized after I had all of these pictures on here that they involved food. I swear we are not just sitting around and eating our way through summer break! LOL!

I also wanted to share that there is going to be a Michigan Bloggers Meet Up next Saturday June 29th. I am SUPER excited about it. ( Unfortunately I may not be able to, silly family vacation! HaHa!) If you want more information and to RSVP check out Christina's blog Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge.
                                                          Michigan Blogger Meet-Up!
Well, that's all from me. I'm off to work on my students photo albums. I'll be back later to tell you more about those!


  1. I would love to hear more about what apps you come up with for your iPads!

    1. Lori,
      As soon as I can get back to school and can check out my I Pad I will definitely share!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I am interested in your student photo albums. Isn't your school year over? I wonder what you are doing..... I will wait patiently to see.

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

    1. It is over. But I make a photo album of our year together every year for my students. The fact that I didn't finish my online class until the week after school got out really pushed back my time to make them. I have made them every year since I started and I get AMAZING feedback on them. :)


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