Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Scoop and an Earth Day FREEBIE

I've missed the last few Sundays, so I'm happy to jump back in and share my Sunday Scoop with Teaching Trio.

Have to do:

Yesterday, I had a great time riding along the Virginia Creeper Trail with friends.  If you've never done this, I highly recommend it!  It's a beautiful trail and the upper portion of the 34 mile trail is an easy ride for beginners and experienced cyclists alike.  Here are a few pictures I took on the trail.

It was a lovely day, but I'm definitely feeling it today.  Hopefully, my muscles will be fully recovered by tomorrow.  Don't you wish weekends were longer than two days?

As usual, my lesson planning for the week is not completed and I have to spend some of my Sunday getting that done.  At least I've got a pretty good idea of what I'm doing. Now I just have to type it up so it makes sense and I can remember what I'm doing each day.  I also need to get a few copies run in the morning.  If only I didn't procrastinate so much!

On Thursday, our second graders will be visiting a botanical garden to learn about pollinators as part of our life cycle unit. It should be a great day.  I always have a lot of anxiety about field trips, though. Last year, I had the lovely experience of having a child get motion sickness.  Frantically finding and holding a paper bag as a student barfs is not something I care to repeat anytime soon.  I'm hoping this trip will be uneventful. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Hope to do:

I'm already taking notes for next year. I'm writing a blog post about our favorite chapter book read alouds from this year.  I gave my students a survey and asked them to rate the books and give me some feedback about their favorites.  I hope to have the post finished and up by Wednesday of this week.

Grading, ugh.  One of my least favorite things to do as a teacher.  I'm trying really hard not to get behind this quarter, so I am making myself a schedule to grade papers three days this week.

Happy to do:

Well, I promised you a FREEBIE, so here it is. I'm working on a new Poem of the Week product. I've been writing a lot of new poems to include in the product and one of them is about Earth Day.  Since Earth Day is this Wednesday, I thought some other teachers might be interested in having a copy.  Click here to download.

That's it for this week. Don't forget to visit the other great bloggers to read about their Sunday Scoop.

Until next time,

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