The March Slice of Life Challenge is hosted by Two Writing Teachers .
Eight Things Right Now (inspired by Mandy Robeck’s post ) in no particular order of importance, and two short…but it will have to do:
1. Create a few baskets of “oldies but goodies” in my classroom library. There are wonderful books that seem to be tucked away in the back of my bookshelves, books that seem rather neglected these days. We are so fortunate to have amazing YA authors gifting us new books at an incredible rate, but I need to make sure that books like “The Great Gilly Hopkins” and “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” find their way into my kids’ reading lives again.
2. Toss away old anchor charts. Why is it that these are so hard to let go? Just yesterday afternoon, a whole pile of them came crashing down from atop a bookshelf. They were faded, with curling edges and covered in dust. But, I felt nostalgic about all the learning moments I had captured in those charts – dare I toss them away? Will I need to reference them some day? No. It’s time, I think, to let them go.
3. Find the time to take my kids outside for our read aloud – the warmer weather is here( for a little while, at least), and they’ll appreciate the change of scene.
4. Buy a new pair of dog walking clogs – the old pair looks sad, sad, sad. Even the dog is embarrassed to walk with me.
5. Finish our “Cool Places to Visit in Philly ” map, to get ready for our April field trip.
6. Make this new casserole from Smitten Kitchen for dinner – doesn’t it look delicious?
7. Take the dog for a ramble in the woods – the snow has mostly melted, and she would be thrilled … but I’ll wear the old clogs for this walk.
8. Figure out how to create a class page for ThingLink. This would be fabulous for our Social Studies projects, and for book club responses.