Monthly Archives: June 2012

Food for thought!

AdLit.org always has a lot of interesting articles and blogs. Here are a few that I found thoughtful and useful in my reading today and thought I would share! Happy reading!

Summer Loss

A Beach Bag Full of Summer Learning Resources

Featured Booklists: Summer Reading

Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA)

Scholastic Summer Challenge

Teen Book Finder App

 

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Just keep running…

Nothing exciting has been going on around here. Tropical storm Debbie has been hitting us pretty hard with the rain and wind. I kind of welcome it though. If it is raining that means my husband is not making me help out in the yard! Although it is coming along nicely, I am really over doing all that work.  We have been busy around here with appointments, keeping up on the housework, job hunting, and trying to keep the kids entertained!

I started training for a HALF-MARATHON near the Kennedy space center that will take place in November!  Now, after almost dying after the 15k I did a few months ago, I just may be crazy for even thinking of adding four more miles! But I am hoping that I train better for this one. And if I feel like I can’t do it, I won’t.  That is, unless I already paid for it, well then I have to do it, don’t want to waste money!  I also just signed up for the Color Me Rad 5K and it looks like so much fun!  I even started my own team and so far we have my husband and I, he is not aware that he is running this yet, and three other couples!  I hate running but for some reason I love running races, always a great vibe!

Still on the hunt for a teaching position. I have had two interviews so far and I finally got my Official Statement of Eligibility here in FL, so I sent out 5 more applications yesterday.  Hopefully I can get some more interviews lined up!  Waiting is so hard!

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Keeping busy so far this summer

Well I would love to say that I have found a job! But, alas, I have not. I have had two interviews, which both went well. I am waiting for a call back on the last one. So, there is still a chance! One issue is that a lot of schools have not started looking yet since school just got out. Hopefully soon I will get an offer! I can’t wait to find a school that way I can get planning and use some of this summer time to figure out my lessons!

But until then my husband has been keeping me working outside! I am really not a huge outside person. Yes, I have my garden I like to tend to, I keep the lawn mowed, I love the beach. But working outside cutting down brush, putting up fencing, and things of that nature, not my style. But I do have to admit that we are going to have a beautiful backyard! This week we are getting a cement slab poured so that we can make a decent sized screened in porch. We like to spend a lot of time outside (i.e. sitting in the porch reading a book, NOT working) or enjoying dinner outside, the kids love it! And we will all love doing so without a million mosquito bites!

 

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The girls had their dance recital and it was adorable! The last few weeks were crazy with practices, but it did all pay off in the end!

 

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I love this picture of them. We were waiting for the doctor to come in and they were have a great time being silly!

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And the two little ones had been begging me to get their hair cut short, so off we went yesterday. They are so cute!

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Well, before it gets really hot I am off to mow the lawn and fix my garden a bit, all the rain has made it crazy looking with weeds!

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Book Giveaway

Teachervision is hosting a Talor Mali book giveaway.  Taylor is REALLY funny!  You should check out his poem titled What Teacher’s Make.  You can find the link to the video here.  And if you head over to TeacherVision you can enter to win one of 25 copies of Taylor Mali’s book!  I am crossing my fingers that I win a copy!  Also they have provided some good poetry lesson plans!

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