Check out this quick freebie I made for our upcoming state testing. I've had this posted on an anchor chart in my classroom, but decided to give it some color and make it digital. I don't take credit for the strategy terminology- that is an old one that has been floating around on posters since I was in school! :)
Download it (free!) here.
Now time to for the Friday linkup with Doodle Bug's 5 for Friday!
1. Our school track team has sold almost 600 bracelets to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Wowza! So proud of them and how they have chosen to be "helpers" instead of bystanders as our state and it's people recover.
2. As I already mentioned, state testing is coming up! I went and bought snacks, gum, and drinks for all 4 days of testing for my kiddos. I was out of a few other classroom things, like papertowels, lysol wipes, and tissues, but I ended up spending about $100. Eek! At least this will all get me through to the end of the school year.
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4. Spring has finally sprung! It looks like a beautiful weekend. My husband and I are thinking about taking our first bike ride of the season in our local park. I don't know if you are from New England, but the feeling when spring arrives is simply euphoria. We've struggled through blizzards, temperatures in the negatives, grey days, and the sun setting at 3 PM. When the sun starts staying out until 7, your energy is renewed. When you get a 70 degree day, it's as if you have won the lottery. It's almost worth the spring fever the kids have!
And, finally, a fun & inspiring linky. Rowdy in First Grade's "tell me something good."
The idea is to tell one good thing from home and another from school. Here it goes:
My grandfather has been undergoing chemo treatments for b-cell lymphoma since September. He had his last treatment a couple weeks ago, and had his final bone marrow testing done. He got the results from his oncologist, and the news is great: he is cancer free! His blood counts are back to normal. It's a miracle! Yesterday was his 76th birthday. Best present ever!
I have a student in my class that suffers from an immune system deficiency which causes her to have to receive IV treatment monthly. She missed some school because of this, and as she has been at our school since 1st grade, most of the students know about it. Not only do the darlings in our school accept her as she is, but recently they started a "business" making hair bows. They sell the bows for $2 each, and are donating their proceeds to the hospital that the student receives treatment at. Talk about inspiring! Those little girls warm my heart. They've sold through their first two batches, and are working on making their third. Amazing.
Lots of great giveaways to share today. Check them out! I signed up for them all... here's hoping for a win. :)
Have a wonderful weekend!