Everything is self explanatory....Busch Gardens Williamsburg is about an hour and half drive for us and every year, we have season tickets. Soooo worth the money! I love going opening day since they always theme something around St. Patrick's Day in Ireland. My kids (12 and 6) are also huge fans. It just makes a great afmily outing!
The three "c's".......
I really enjoy creating things for my class. I love to see their faces light up when they see familiar characters or just have fun with something I made! ;) Gives you a big ego boost!
Casino....bad word, I know. Especially since we're doing "Dave Ramsey" system and trying to pay off debt. I almost put that under "wanting," but refrained. Joked (sort of) with my husband about going with the emergency fund and doubling it - hah! I can't help it - I was raised on the horse track by my grandad! They just make slots waaay too much fun! :)
Crappy attitudes - 'nuff said. I don't mind listening to people vent - I've done my fair share as well. But sometimes, though, just DO something about it! Don't be so negative about everything or eventually, there will be no one to vent to! :(
So...past the negative....on to meerkats! :)
I LOVE this book. Well, honestly, I love ANYTHING about meerkats! (Oh how I miss you Meerkat Manor and the Whiskers clan!). This was a Virgina Choice Reader's Selection several years ago. I'm using it, along with the Ike LaRue series, to teach friendly letters.
My students will be creating postcards (shortened friendly letters - we'll discuss the differences) after reading the book from Sunny to her family if she decides to go on another trip, or from one of the places she went to during the book. I decided to just
My other favorite books to use with friendly letters are Ike LaRue by Mark Teague. These are funny, but also teach friendly letter format. I love using books to teach concepts, so when I can, I'll fit them in! :)
One last thought - if you haven't linked up to Fifth in the Middle's "Where Ya'll From?" linky, do so! It's great to find neighboring bloggers! I know here in VA, we aren't Common Core, but we do have the SOLs to lament over! :)