I really haven't done a whole lot special this summer. I have had a blast babysitting my 7 year old nephew once or twice a week all summer. He'll be in 2nd grade next year. I had fun bowling with him and my brother.
I have been super busy applying for jobs like crazy, hoping to land a job at a school who loves me for me and that I can make a huge difference in the lives of children. The more children that I can make smile the better!
I have also been busy going through oodles of boxes and sorting them into bins so if I can get that dream job I can easily bring them into the classroom. I really love these tubs with the handles on them that attach to the lids to keep the lids closed. I got them at Wal-Mart for about $9. They are nice and sturdy!
I have also been working on a ton of new products! One of the games I made this summer is a puppy themed sight word game using dolch sight words for 2nd grade. After reading the words children turn over cards to see how many points they earned. They can keep the points or keep turning over cards and add up the points. However, if they get a 0 they go back to 0 points including in all previous rounds.
This is my fun back to school Fraction Centers. It goes well with the 3rd grade Math standards for fractions. It would also be perfect for review in 4th grade when the children head back to school before delving into harder fractions.