Friday, April 29, 2016

Five for Friday!

 It's been a LONG time since I've linked up!  I've missed Doodle Bugs Linky Party

So if you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I recently moved to Annapolis, Maryland.  I lived in Raleigh, North Carolina for 2 1/2 years and I've lived my whole life in Florida.  
Maryland is weird y'all!

This is me one day.
80 degrees and attempting to get a tan...

And this is me two days later.
45 degrees and cold.

Let's just say, I am investing in some spray tans.

One of the benefits of living in such a cool place is that everyone wants to come visit!
One of my dear friends from Florida made the voyage up and we spent several days exploring Annapolis and D.C.
 and of course I cried when she left.

I recently completed a 10K in Baltimore.
There were 4,500 runners there!  

Now I'm training for another 10K.  I had no friends when I moved to Maryland and was bored because I had no job.  So I joined a local running club.  It's helped me meet some new people and get out of the house.  Who knew that I would LOVE running?

Since we are going to be living in Maryland for a while, we decided to build a house.  It should be done the first week of August.  I'm SO ready!

Even though I didn't get a job right away when I moved to Maryland, I WAS able to get a full time sub position.  I don't have my OWN classroom, but I have a job!  (Count your blessings, right?)
With that said, I am still in the classroom and am still getting ideas for things that my current class needs.  One thing they really needed was practice with writing conventions.  But I figured, why make it for one month?  Why not have your students practice these skills every month?
 One of the activities I included was correcting a sentence.  The students pull a card, read it, and rewrite it using capitalization and punctuation.
 They have to really pay attention because not all of the sentences need JUST a period.
The next activity includes sorting phrases and sentences.  Because, lets be real, sometimes when they write, I ask "does that make sense?  is that a complete sentence?"
 After they sort the cards, they have a little recording page where they cut out sentences and phrases and glue them under complete or not complete.

The next activity is one where the students have to read the sentence and determine whether it is asking, telling or excited.  This one is a little trickier because I didn't include the punctuation at the end.  I let them take a marker and write the correct punctuation and then sort it.
 Then they have a recording page where they write the punctuation at the end of the sentence...
 and they glue and sort them.

This cute little pack is in my store!  Four activities total.  I plan on creating one for May...but you know how that goes!  If I don't get it done right away, be one lookout because I usually do FLASH FREEBIES!

Have a great weekend friends!  
Hope it's sunny and warm where you are!


  1. Really like all those sentence activities!

  2. Hi! I teach first in DC! We love your May writing conventions for our writing station. Will you be making them for all of the months? I follow you on insta just to make sure I dont miss the freebies.

    1. Yay for Maryland Teachers!!! Yes! I was planning on creating them for each month and I do love doing Flash Freebies for those little packs! Me and three other Maryland bloggers are organizing a teacher meet up and we would love for you to join us! Be on the lookout for the coming weeks for more info!