I have created five mini-lessons to jump-start Writer's Workshop, and lay the foundation! All of the mini-lessons are designed to help students begin to see themselves as writers. The following books correspond with this unit. :) I have been using all of them for years, and I LOVE THEM!
Of course, I am not currently in the classroom to show action shots of my creations, but I hope the following snapshots will suffice until the first week of school. :) I am SURE that it will be here before we know it because, let me tell you, JUNE FLEW BY! Honestly, what?! Tomorrow is July?! Total insanity, my friends! So, anyway, here are a few pictures of what I have managed to print so far! I'd love to hear what you think! :)
|I have made a few changes to these posters. The genre is now blue... and the green glow shows up better on the final copy!|
|I created a few different sized labels for conferencing charts and gave a few different suggestions in the file.|
|These are just a few of the anchor chart toppers included in the file.|
|What a hodgepodge of posters & materials. :) I'm loving the way they all turned out though. I'm a proud mama! Ha!|
|My conferring notebook!|
|Another Look at the Conferring Binder!|
|Two of the Student Sheets!|
Other than working on this unit periodically, I have been extremely busy preforming my duties as the mayor of Crazy Town. :) I cannot think of a time in my life when I had so many places to be and so little time, but it's been kind of fun. I have managed to squeeze in a few extracurriculars...
... like dressing my puppy Stella in a costume that looks like our old dog K-Fed. Ha!
This was K-Fed as a puppy. I think the resemblance is uncanny, if I do say so myself.
Other than that, I have been trying to get outside to keep up with our flowers. I am totally in love with our hydrangeas right now. This is a photo of one of the bushes. So beautiful!
I have also indulged in thrifting a lot lately. I used to LOVE shopping for hidden treasures, but teaching is so time-consuming, especially with blogging and everything that goes with it. I just don't go like I used to. Let me tell you though, I found some absolute treasures this week! Check out the platters and teapot I scored for a total of $9.00! Yes!!! It's sitting on our kitchen table right now as a very vintage... very eclectic centerpiece... and I am totally enamored by it.
Due to my recent thrifting compulsions, we have also been able to finish our vintage industrial chic laundry room. It seriously makes my heart go pitter pat. I have been collecting pieces here and there... for two years. This week, I was able to find this laundry cart on Craigslist! It was converted into a stand, and I knew I had to have it. I love how everything looks now... and I love it even more because it didn't break the bank. I always love a great deal!!!
Since my thoughts have been flitting all over the place today... I feel that it's only appropriate to link up with my friend Michelle. She's having a Sunday Smorgasboard linky party over at her blog...dedicated to all things random. :) I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your families!