Woohoo! I made it! I survived the year and I have earned... yes, EARNED my summer vacation. It's time for afternoon naps, flip flops, and my return to the blogging world. So, hello again loyal readers and friends!
I'm not sure about you, but it was a tough year for me. I don't think that I have ever needed summer vacation more. We've all had those years, right?
That class that was just a little extra difficult due to...
a) challenging behaviors (learned helplessness, adhd, oppositional defiance, etc.)
b) low parent involvement or the crazy parent(s)
c) academically low students
d) mean girls and bullies
e) all of the above.
For me...this year.. it was E- all of the above. Plus, all the pressure for improved test scores coupled with countless hours of intervention and tutoring. It was a very long exhausting year, no doubt about it.
But, now it is summer. It is time to reboot. It is time to re-energize. It is time to get back to blogging and share all the cool stuff we did accomplish this year! Stand by for some great language arts activities, writing projects, math journal ideas, art activities, and more!
It is also time to revive Fiction Friday! For my new readers, Fiction Friday is a linky party I host every week for teachers (or parents) to share books. Some teachers include lesson plans with the books, while others just share good reads and review the books for us. It's great fun and we all learn about so many great new titles. See my Fiction Friday page for more information and check out all the great books I discovered last summer.
So, get ready book lovers. Mark your calendar! Fiction Friday is back starting June 14th. Get ready to link up! I've got some great book to share with you, and I can't wait to see what y'all have been reading this year.