A couple cool things to share today!
First, I have been loosely following the Book Whisperer Read-Along since I already read the book earlier this summer. When I read it, I was SO excited about it, but I wasn't sure how to adapt it to primary-aged students who aren't reading chapter books yet. When I read that we could submit our questions to Donalyn Miller (the author and original Book Whisperer), and that she'd pick some to answer, I decided to go for it and ask her!
And she picked my question to answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!! This seriously made my day yesterday. And now I have put a hold on Debbie Miller's Reading With Meaning so I can get some more awesome ideas for this upcoming school year.
Second, last week I learned about Mrs. Bainbridge's classroom website, where she shares a TON of resources for teachers! I'm all over her holidays around the world unit - she even included a passport and suitcase template for free! Amazing.
Anyway, she just started a blog and is sharing even more ideas. Right now, she is having a classroom theme giveaway through Teaching Oasis. She's giving away one theme pack. You should totally go check out the theme packs. They're all made with Thistle Girl graphics and they are super cute!
The first day of school for me is almost a month away - August 16! ¡Ay, caramba!