#1: I miss the warm Florida weather! We were there for Spring Break, watching our GATORS in action. Most people don't know, but part of the Gators Alma Mater says "In All Kinds of Weather We All Stick Together.." this has been the mantra of my family for the last 2 years. When we were there, we found Nike and the Gator Nation has made this Tshirt:
Can I tell you how PERFECT this is for all the busy..crazy things going on now! I have been sharing this mantra with my Smarties this week as we prepare for our state assessments.. They know I'm a big Gators fan... the timer in my classroom plays GO GATORS so they appreciate the irony of needing to "stick together" to weather the assessments.. AND the POURING RAIN we have been having lately.
#2 Softball and Baseball season have started in my home! Both of my kiddoes play, but my daughter, "24" is more involved because she is on a travel team. While stalking Pinterest this week I found this cute signage:
#3: I am finishing up a unit on Surface Area.. why oh why Common Core Curriculum Creators (Yes, Alliteration was still hanging around in my brain after review) did you put surface area in the sixth grade when my smarties have trouble with visualizing nets! It takes sooo long for them to be able to actually see the NET of a 3D object. Once they can create it, finding the surface area is a piece of cake.
I have brought in so many different boxes it's unreal. I think we have tackeled prisms, and we are on to pyramids next week.
#4: Speaking of alliteration, I reviewed alliteration this week.. all figurative language as a matter of fact, and I used this book:
Have you ever heard of it? I am in LOVE with this book! It is a fabulous MENTOR TEXT and the illustrations are beautiful. My class always has the best time hunting all of the different pictures for the alphabet words. Great fun on so many levels!
#5: My Michael Carter Williams, point guard for the Syracuse Orange Men's basketball team is going to enter the NBA draft... <boo...hissss...whine...whine> He is only a sophmore, and I would have liked to see him stick around and play a bit more college ball. I love this picture of him. I took it at a team warm up before a game at the end of the season.
I know I posted this picture earlier in the month.. it just makes me giggle that he has his tongue out!
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