I have two very large LOFT gift cards burning a hole in my pocket! My problem: the LOFT has been a serious disappointment this school year! I mean come on LOFT stylists: a dress with cats on it that fits like a potato sack! Get back to your teacher-friendly roots. I seriously went in the store and left with one thing and two intact gift cards. This is unthinkable!
So, where have I been getting my shopping fix? H&M!
This is actually not an outfit I wore to school, but the blazer and top do work well for school. I love H&M's blazers, their loose fitting tops, and reasonable prices.
I am still working on my Penguin Packet! I know it is taking me FOREVER. I plan on using it on Monday with my class, so I better get a move on it. If you are interested in the packet, follow my TpT store so that you get an email when it is posted.
I posted my visual plans this week on my blog and received such sweet/encouraging feedback, that I am going to try and do it again this Sunday.
I turn my art projects into art centers. This is a project by First Grade Blue Skies that I made sentence strip directions for on my pocket chart. I include tracers, construction paper, and a sample in the center. The students have to read the directions and follow the model to complete the project. It takes a whole week before I get everyone's finished product but it is an effective way to squeeze in some art. See my plans above for more details about where to get the project and the acrostic poems.
A student's cat died this week. If you read my blog, you know I love animals and consider pets family members. When a student's dog or cat dies, I send home the book Dog Heaven or Cat Heaven, depending on the type of pet. Both books are by Cynthia Rylant. I have the family write on the inside cover, as pictured below. I know, the book Dog Heaven made me feel better when my Cocker Spaniel, Hannah, died.
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