Saturday, May 11, 2013

Thinking Ahead to Summer...

As I entered a few more dates on the calendar, I think the reality of how CLOSE we are to wrapping up this school year.  All the hustle and bustle and stress--and excitement--will get put on the shelf for a few months while we all regroup, learn new things, and prepare.  

It got me to thinking about my blog and I just wanted to let everyone know that things will still be moving fast and furious here! I would encourage you to sign up to get my posts via email if you haven't done so already--you won't want to miss it!

Here are a few things in the works:

1.  Two different book studies (and maybe a third if I get to it!)...one on "The Differentiated Math Classroom" and the other on "Minds on Mathematics".  I think I will do the Minds on Math one in June, and the other in July.  Let me know if you might be interested in participating!  I will divide the books into sections, announce "thinker questions" and then we can all share our "a-ha's" via the comment section!  



2.  Children's book reviews and posts to help us connect with really great literature we find--and lessons to go with them.  I have found so many book ideas from visiting blogs--perhaps we can find the next great American young adult book!

3.  New product reviews and discounts!  This will definitely be a "you were in the right place at the right time" deal!  Lots of freebies to be given away this summer!  My to-do list is huge . . .

4.  Giveaways!  I am already close to a few new milestones, and I would anticipate one or two giveaways this summer to keep us in the mood for school.

5.  Updates on what I am doing to great ready for the new year--from bulletin boards to organization to lesson plans--make sure to join in and share all your good stuff as well!  

So--as the busy end of the year comes to a close, make sure you keep stopping by!  Things won't slow down this summer even though we might get to slow down--a little!  Who knows what other "goodies" I might need to blog about . . .

Thanks for all your support!




7 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great summer! I'd love to join in for your book talks! Those both look like great books and will fit into what I plan to work on over the summer! Looking forward to "talking" books with you!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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    1. Wonderful! Watch for details coming in the next few weeks!

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  2. Count me in for the book studies!!!

    Ashley

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  3. Ditto on the books :) I'm doing another book club as well (Math Exchanges: Guiding Young Mathematicians in Group Meetings) - it'll be nice to keep focused while I'm in Scotland all summer. It might lessen the risk of spending the entire two months eating scones and having tea :)

    Lynn

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  4. I am interested in your book study group! Sounds like a neat idea :)

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  5. Count me in. Sounds like a great way to collaborate.

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