Summer So Far
My husband & I took the kids on a short hike in a nearby bird sanctuary.
And of course...the beach! If you have been a regular reader of my blog, you know that we beach it up in the summer. We live relatively close to the ocean, so we could go there. However, we usually prefer ponds. The kids can swim and it's usually less crowded with more shady spots. We've been 5 times already this year. The picture of Seth has a story. I once asked him to get down from the wall carefully. In the photo, he's sarcastically getting down OH SO SLOWLY with a look of intense concentration on his face. The sassiness is strong with this one!
Blast from the Past Beach Photos
I just needed to include a few photos from 2014 when the kids were ridiculously little. (Relatively speaking...) Gabrielle was 5. Seth was 10.
And, here are the FREEBIES you've been waiting for!
This year, I want students to have fun and get to know one another, but I also want to start some academic tasks right away. I created some equal groups task cards. They could be used as a repeated addition task OR a multiplication task. Click here or on the image below to grab them for FREE.
The other freebie is a first day get-to-know-you activity. I always set out play dough on the first day. Students have something to do while I show one group at a time how to sign up for lunch, put always belongings, etc. It also gives kids a chance to get to know one another. The task cards I made give kids some possible discussion starters. Grab them for FREE by clicking here or on the image below.
These can be printed in color, but I chose to print in grayscale on colored paper. Each group of desks had a different color. That made it easy to gather up sets of cards at the end.
I hope you'll find these freebies useful. Thank you for visiting!