I hope you are enjoying your summer as much as these brunettes are. We’ve enjoyed it so much, we haven’t even taken the time to post!
What have we been up to? Well I, Julia, have been scrapbooking, preparing for a class that I’m teaching this summer on digital scrapbooking with photoshop elements, sewing curtains for my bookshelves in my classroom, going to family reunions and various other trips, and making small craft projects.
I also have been working ahead for the upcoming school year. I’ve collected 30 or so poems to correlate with my spelling units. Each Tuesday we’ll read a poem and highlight the words that contain our spelling pattern. Then we’ll add those words to our spelling notebook. When I was collecting these poems there were several patterns that I just could not find poems for! For these poems I wrote my own. I’m sharing them with you to download in case you are on a poetry hunt too. They are available here at my teacherspayteachers store.
There are 11 poems, each containing it’s own word family. Each poem includes 7-15 of the pattern words.
- Short Vowels with –ck and –ea- (ex. duck, feathers)
- Beginning Consonant Blends: sp, st, sw, sn, sm, sc, sk, rt, tw
- Final Consonant Blends: -st, -nd, -mp, -sp, -nt, -lt, -ld, -lf, -pt, -sk
- Consonant digraphs: ph, gh
- Sounds of y: y as /e/, y as /i/
- Long O: oa, oe
- Long O: ough, ow
- Long U: ui, ue
- Plurals: -y, -f (ex. story -> stories, scarf -> scarves)
- Soft c and g
- 11. Endings: -sion, cian
I mentioned I’ve been scrapbooking. Here are some digital layouts I’ve made so far.
Credits: template: Simply Tiffany Studios 52 Templates #33; kit: Spontaneity by Twelve by Twelve Designs; football alpha, element, and paper: Tailgate mini kit by Wishing Well Creations; football circle element: Attitude Kit by Golden Girls; Balloon: One More Year Mini Kit by A+ Designs;
Credits: Tagboard Animals, Papers, Alpha, Ric Rac, and Flower: March of the Animals Blog Train at StuffToScrap.com by Adriana’s Cafe, B2N2 Scraps, Scrappin’ Serenity, and Sweet Maple; Palm Tree: Polka Dot Bikini by Jessica Edwards; String: Picnic In The Park Blog Train by Trixie Scraps Designs; Flowers: Deca Designs, Bela Gypsy (from Red, White, and Blue and Are We There Yet Kits) and Cora’s Creations (Countdown 2010 Kit); Green Paper: Polar Opposites Blog Train by My Life and Scraps; Brown Giraffe Paper: Giraffity Mini Kit by Bella Gypsy
I also made a good friend of mine a sticker to go on a bucket. She’s using it to hold drinks at an ice cream social she’s hosting. I thought it turned out really cute!
Alright, that’s enough of an update on the past month. Now we’ll tell you what your can expect next month.
That’s right we are going to share a classroom theme every Thursday in July to get you pumped about the upcoming school year. Check back to see which themes will be featured! On the last day, the 26th, we will host a linky party for you to post your own classroom theme. It can be an old post, or a new one, as long as it’s about your classroom theme! Get excited! It’s going to be fun!
Thanks for stopping by!