Directions: Share 4 things about your summer!
1. A Place I Visited:
I visited Seattle to watch all three of the interleague play between them and the Dodgers (I know I have mentioned this numerous times, but it will be one of the best weekends. Ever!) Seattle threw a no-hitter, using six pitchers. I watched history.....a no-hitter in person! Saturday, Kershaw pitched a great game and I saw (in person) Ethier hit a grand slam!
|Baseball dork that I am....my dad taught me how to keep score.|
2. A Book I Read
How to pick a book from the 52 I have now read. (I challenge my students to read a book and day and try to do the same) I think I am going to make it.....Anyhow, I have a lot to choose from! My favorite was For Darkness Sees the Stars a dystopian version of Jane Austen's Persuasion. Also read and LOVED One and Only Ivan. I am fairly certain it will be my first read aloud.
I have wanted to fix my popsicle stick jar for a while. When I first started teaching, I had to jars....one for those who have been chosen and the one for those who had not. Then I thought I could just use one jar and flip the popsicle sticks. Only somehow they were always getting mixed up. Last year I thought, I will paint the ends of one side. Then I will know when everyone has had a turn. Well that actually helped, but then I could never remember if I was pulling sticks that were paint side up or paint side down. I think I have finally solved all my problems:-)
Step One: Paint one end of the sticks. I just dipped them in cup of tempera paint and then they dry.
Step 2: Write names on popsicle stick. (I will be waiting for this step until first day gets closer.) I also write the name as close to the middle as possible, so it is harder to read the name when kids are pulling them out.
Your turn.....go link up and recap your summer!