Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Daily 5 and Boggle Board FREEBIE

So...I've been stalking tons of amazing blogs as I get ready for the new school year and prepping for  the Daily 5! I've done the Daily 5 the past two years but have kind of done it my way instead of the Sisters way! This year I want to totally let go of my OCD and work on giving students that "choice" piece. I think I'm going to let the students choose their rotations this year AND will I will actually have fun activities in the word work center. In the past, I've been super, super lame and have had workbook (word families, spelling patterns, etc.) pages for the word work center. I know....SUPER LAME! 

All that is about to change! I am very excited about the upcoming school year and the chance to revamp the Daily 5 in my room! And that starts with the word work center. I'm hoping to have between 6-8 manipulatives/different activities for the kids to use to make the spelling words for the week.  I will have another blog post next week about the specifics.  

So, I have decided to jump on the bandwagon and have BOGGLE as part of the word work center. Now because the Boggle board doesn't allow the kids to practice the weekly spelling words, I haven't decided if I'm going to require them to do a word work activity that does involve using the weekly spelling words first AND THEN let them work on the boggle board, or if I'll just have it as part of word work and give them that choice. 

How do you use the Boggle board in your classroom? I would love to hear your thoughts!

You can also grab my boggle board here. I created it to match my polka dot themed classroom decor. I'll have pictures of my boggle board next week!

Also, if you want your classroom fully decked out in polka dots, you can grab my Classroom Decor Pack here

Well it's time for me to go run some errands for the hubby while he's in class for medical school!

Monday, August 5, 2013

New Blog Design, Medical School, and BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY!

Okay I am SUPER excited about my new blog design by DreamLikeMagic! So cute!

Also, my new hubby (by new I mean we just got married in June!), has his first day of medical school today! I can't believe this day has finally come. I feel like we've been waiting years and years for this day....and it's HERE! I am one proud wife. I'm also a sad wife because he is going to be gone ALL day and I've been so used to being with him 24/7. He just left 5 minutes ago for class and I miss him already! Is there such thing as missing your handsome husband too much? If so, that's me right now!

See, we got married June 22, left for our amazing honeymoon to the Dominican Republic the 23rd (and ya'll if you haven't been to the DR, YOU NEED TO GO!), then moved all the way to South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale) July 4th. So basically, it's been 3 major things happening in our lives right after the other. Yes..super crazy, I know!

So we obviously moved to Ft. Lauderdale from VA so that my doctor-to-be hubby could go to medical school and become a doctor...a HOT doctor. At first, I was really nervous, totally freaked out, scared, anxious, about the big move to FL but after being here in the sunshine everyday, I'm definitely getting used to it! Okay, it rains occasionally...okay it rains everyday but only for like 15 minutes then it stops!

Last thing, I promise! Don't forget to enter an AMAZING giveaway at an $800.00 value! Many fabulous bloggers are blogging about this great opportunity. You can enter through a number of blogs including, Amy LemonsBabbling Abby, and Hope King. Good luck!

Happy Monday!