Another fabulous third grade teacher, Jodi from Clutter-Free Classroom, is doing a fun little writing "assignment" this week, in which bloggers are responding to a topic she posts (kind of like those 45 minute timed writes we give monthly to our students!). Hope this gives you a tiny peek into my world! I'm going to include photos, just because I like to add a little flair.
Before summer vacation started, I made a list, with Ben's help (he's my almost six year old son), of a bunch of places to go and things to do. Otherwise, we would spend way too much time watching TV in our PJs. So, the first thing we ended up doing was making dino eggs. Ben loved it!
We've visited our local parks (but ugh....it's sooo hot!):
We've spent time at the beach with buddies:
Ben has started tennis lessons, and he is actually getting pretty good!
We've had fun at the Children's Museum with friends:
My husband and I went to the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 in Daytona:
We set off fireworks for July 4th:
Ben and Eva both took swimming lessons:
We went to the "Twilight Swim" at our local pool and Ben was not afraid of the high dive:
We've done "science experiments":
We went to the aquarium:
And we went to the zoo:
This week is going to be pretty low-key, and I have a couple trainings next week (I try not to do too many out of the house trainings - three this summer, but I do a TON of professional reading over the summer). I am hoping to get into my classroom next week to get a little head start on getting things ready for the new year. The week before teachers go back to school, we are taking a mini-vacation over to Disney. We're only planning to do one theme park and then hang out at the hotel for a day to relax and enjoy the last little bit of summer.
Hope everyone else is having a fabulous vacation!