Saturday, August 29, 2015

Back to School "Selfie-Portraits"

Let’s get our students drawing with an awesome back to school activity! Selfies are typically taken with a camera or camera phone. This Selfie-Portrait Set is intended as a fun and relaxing drawing activity just perfect for a bulletin board display. This activity can be used at the beginning of the year or on an ongoing basis. Students might enjoy drawing monthly self-portraits. Their portraits alone, or combined with writing, can be compiled to create an All About Me book that can be sent home at the end of the year. This set can also be used to showcase point of view lessons. Have students imagine that they are a historical figure and use the writing template to write from the perspective of the person they are studying.

So what? Now what?

Linda Cliatt-Wayman's speech is both passionate and inspirational.  Her "So what? Now what?" slogan is going to me my mantra for the 2015/2016 school year.  No excuses!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Don't Miss the TPT One Day Bonus Sale!

It's the perfect time to fill your carts. Use promo code MORE15 to receive up to 28% off of absolutely everything in my store.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Chalk's August Currently

Hello August!  I'm excited to link up with Farley over at Oh Boy Fourth Grade for the August Currently.  July was productive, intense, and brought new challenges.  I'm now looking forward to the possibilities that a new month can bring.
“When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn.”
–  Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm ready for you August.

LISTENING:  The movie Birdman /The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance was on HBO last night.  While I was watching/listening I heard crickets chirping.  I thought it was part of the movie.  When it didn't subside after a minute or so, I realized it was REAL.  It was so loud that it distracted me from the movie.  Had to close my window - guess it was a mating call.

LOVING:  Although I worked longer than intended, I'm still finding time to enjoy the lazy days of summer. 

THINKING:  We order take-out all the time.  We might cook 3 - 4 times max per week.  During the summer this shouldn't be the case because I have ample time to prepare meals.  I WILL do better (I think).

WANTING:  I'm looking for plastic or metal hanging file folders to mount on the wall.  I need a system for frequently accessing papers and a binder system won't work well.  Any ideas?

NEEDING:  Purchased 3 begonias for the flowerpots in my front yard about 3 weeks ago. I need to repot them today. I can tell the plants need to spread out.  Plus I'm in the mood to get my hands dirty.
B2S RAK:  I'm giving a few people Book Diva T-shirts and clipboards that I got from Scholastic.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

TPT Back to School Sitewide Sale

Who doesn't love a sale? Stop by The Chalk Store for a discount on absolutely everything.  Save up to 28% with PROMO CODE BTS15.