I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching again for the Five For Friday linky party!
Here are five very random things about my week...
This week, Sam & I found out where we will be staying in San Diego! I'm going out on a bit of a limb here by sharing this with you, as you never know if this information will change, but as of now, we will be living here for about 7 weeks:
This is the Residence Inn located in the Gaslamp Quarter, which is right by the harbor. Kayla and I stayed in this same area a couple of years ago, and I LOVED it! The Gaslamp Quarter is a historic downtown area filled with restaurants, pubs, boutiques, theaters, and museums. Sounds pretty fabulous, right?
Kayla and I had the absolute best, but also a very short-lived trip to San Diego.
Even though we only had one full day in SD, we made sure to check out the zoo, of course! I was crushed to leave so soon after arriving, and remember thinking, 'I HAVE to come
back here someday!' I can't believe it's actually happening!
Yesterday I posted my most recent product, Grade 4 Common Core Math Vocabulary Posters, which goes along with Topics 9-16 of the enVision MATH program. Between division, fractions, measurement, and geometry, the second half of the 4th Grade topics are very vocabulary heavy. These posters are eye-catching and are fab to use as visuals during your lessons and/or as a reference on a math bulletin board or word wall!
I think you can see from the collage above, how language-based this program can be. Craziness!
For more information about the Grade 4 Common Core Math Vocabulary Posters, head to my product description on TpT. You can also head here to read about the posters for Grade 4 Topics 1-8, and/or read my blog posts about Grade 3 Topics 1-8 and Topics 9-16.
I am participating in another GIVEAWAY which starts TOMORROW and runs until Saturday, February 8th! This time I am donating The Blustery Blizzard Roll & Sort, a hands-on noun, verb, and adjective activity with a winter theme. If you'd like to read more about it, hop over to my TpT store here or check out last week's Five For Friday post.
Check out the S.O.L Train by Pam & Brittany if you'd like a chance to win The Blustery Blizzard Roll & Sort as well as MANY other fabulous prizes.
I subbed in a Kindergarten classroom this morning, and was able to attend the K-2 school's Olympic-themed "All School Meeting". It was so fun, I just have to share it with you! The school was split into teams or "countries" that participate in the Olympic Games. A Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade classroom joined together to represent each of the chosen countries. For example, the Kindergarten class I was with represented Australia, along with a 1st and a 2nd Grade classroom. The assembly began with a song, in which each country greeted the school in their own language.
Of course each team was decked out with their country's flags. (Click on the picture above to head to print out a variety of flag coloring pages).
The little Australians also wore a DIY hat, like the one above, to represent the Sydney Opera House. Too cute!
During the assembly, the principal gave a brief background of the Olympics and explained their school would be completing a large bar graph on the gymnasium wall to keep track of each country's winnings in the real Olympics. It looked very similar to the display seen below.
He also announced their school would be holding their own MATH version of the Olympic Games. Go MATHletes! :) After each team was revved up, a real Olympic torch was used to "light" a large DIY "torch" that will be "kept lit" for the length of the competitions.
The school-wide assembly concluded with some traditional Opening Ceremony music. Winners will be announced at their next school meeting in about a month. :)
Last, but not least, my little bro's birthday was earlier this week. Happy 26th, Jeff! I remember peeking at you in your bassinet at the hospital on the day you were born, when I was only 3. I was very excited to finally be with you, and Mom & Dad again...I was also mesmerized by the smokestacks I saw out the hospital window at the end of the hallway. The things we remember! Love you, J-Bear!
That's all for now...
XO <3, C