Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday Made It!



I'm baaaaaaaack!!!  The Little Man had an ear infection for about a month. (Not joking!) Then, the day after school let out my mom finally came for a visit!  So summer break has been busy already!  I'm sorry I have been M.I.A., but life happens and summer break with The Little Man is priority numero uno!  Have you forgotten he doesn't sleep?  Saturday he took a 10 minute morning nap and a 13 minute afternoon nap.  The kid literally hits himself to stay awake, he hates sleeping!!!!  Needless to say, I do what I can, when I can.  We have company coming next week, my mom comes back two weeks after that to celebrate The Little Man's first birthday and then he and I are heading home with her to visit for a week.  Hopefully, I can use this summer to get re-energized and find my groove again.
I redid my entire word wall for next year.  Last year, I had sight words and vocabulary words listed under each letter, but the kiddos didn't use it unless we were having a spelling test.  What they needed was a better vocabulary, hence the change.  I went through each standard and wrote down all of the words that they would need and then made a vocabulary card for each one.  They are a little bigger than I would like, but I'm hoping they will be able to see them and actually use them.  I didn't use complete sentences, just key words or phrases for each word.  Some of the pictures are just for fun, but most of them are meaningful.  I am going to rotate out the words onto my focus walls for reading and math for each marking period so that the kiddos notice them a little bit more.