Is it me or are the Mondays of summer flying by at alarming rate? It is so funny how different they feel during the summer. Sundays too. I usually start DREADING the beginning of the week around lunch time on Sunday during the school year...summer is truly bliss!
Well, with the help of some talented ladies' tutorials, I have tackled my first power point printable! It was so easy and really so much fun. Can't wait to use them in the classroom. So, thank you to Ladybug's Teacher Files and Mrs. Russell's Room for sharing their talents with others. I have learned so much from both of you.
The first printable I made was my Kind of Sentence Task Cards.
I was amazed out how easy they were to make once I watched the tutorials and found the papers and frames that I wanted.
I plan on playing this as a Scoot game for a little review. Our Catholic school has English maintenance sheets with sentence diagramming starting in fifth grade. It is so important that they get this skill down to be successful in the coming years. This question should always be a freebie, but it amazed me that fifth graders were still unsure. Combined with Jivey's and Collaboration Cuties's mentor sentences, they should be more than ready for the following years' challenges.
I also finally decided on a color scheme for my room! I chose:
Funny where one's motivations come from! I don't remember where I picked this up. The middle color is actually a blue. I am finally convinced that my iPhone takes the absolute most horrible pictures ever.
So, then I made the following:
I am taking them to be laminated at school tomorrow, and then I will put them together with pretty ribbon (the "l" shows up on my printable).
I have had this fun get-to-know-me activity that doubles as a little grammar review in my head all summer. I finally got it down on paper (on Publisher):
I will have them ask six different people (3 girls, 3 boys) to respond to the different tasks. They will write down the person's name and his/her answer. Fun but effective. Plus, it will show me what they know or remember.
So, that's what I've been up to! Crossing more things off my list makes me super happy!
Have a great week! My sister will be in town this week, so I am looking forward to some fun!