Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday Snapshots - Author Skype and More

Happy Saturday
I'm again joining Miss Nelson for Saturday Snapshots

Last Sunday I joined family members for our annual visit to the Taste of Chicago.
On Thursday my book club group was lucky enough to Skype with the author of the book we had selected for this month.
Leigh Newman is the author of Still Points North, and she promptly responded to the e-mail I sent through her website asking her to Skype with us.
She was in NYC and chatted with us for about 35 minutes.
I can't wait to tell my students about it!
We've had very hot weather this week (much like the rest of the country), and I had to sub on Friday in a Summer School class of first graders.
Our elementary schools DO NOT have air conditioning.
This was about all the little ones had the energy to do:
I'm working on something for my Monday Made It with these:
I've added a new item to my TpT and TN stores!
The monster craze is everywhere, and when I've been teaching summer school, I've often heard the kiddos talk of the summer movie that was the inspiration for this pack.
I've included lots of unique and useful items like these:
Question of the  Day chart to laminate, and update daily.
Punch cards for behavior, center completion, or earning rewards.  
 Six different kinds of passes (this is a sample of 3 of the 6).
Labels for reading response journals. Also included are labels for science, math, and writing notebooks, and dream journals!
This product includes lots more items (58 pages in all) for turning your classroom into SchoolTown University!
It can be found here, and is on sale through Monday!


  1. My hubby would love to go to the Taste of Chicago - he talks about it every year! Maybe next summer!

  2. That is so cool. You skyped with an author. Your kids will love it. Taste of Chicago sounds amazing.

  3. On a scale of 1 to awesome was the Taste of Chicago?
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. This year it was probably a 7-8. It was very hot and crowded when we were there, but we did get to see Neon Trees. One of our family members works for Budweiser (who sponsored the concert)so we got to sit in the VIP section for the show, which was in the shade.
      Last year it was a 10! We got to see Dierks Bentley and he was great. I hadn't been a country fan before that show. :)