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.