Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Catching Up...

Ever have one of THOSE days?
You know the ones, right?
Well, I have had one of THOSE weeks!
worn out, 
and not motivated to do

The last week of school is always busy, 
but this past week has just knocked me on my

Last day of school was last Thursday.
Followed by my son's HS graduation on Thursday night.
Final teacher day on Friday.
Haul son to new job interview on Friday afternoon.
Hubby's birthday on Monday,
Scott's 18th birthday on Tuesday
3 hours at DMV for him to get his licence, only for him to not pass the dang test!
Dog to vet for $1000 surgery on Tuesday.
ANOTHER 3 hours at DMV again today - thankfully he passed this time!
Drive Scott to training for new job.
Take Scott to get bank account so he can get insurance for his new truck.
HOPEFULLY, he will get the truck by Friday and the
MOM TAXI will be put to rest.

All I want to do is sleep, read, and watch mindless TV.

So I have neglected this dear little blog.
I'm sorry.

I'll try to make it up to you...

My Teacher's Secret Life

This is one of my favorite end-of-the year projects!
I love to use literature innovations in my classroom as springboard writing projects.
Last year was my first time with this one.

You can read about it here.

Well, this year my kiddos really got into it!
They outdid themselves!

Here are a few of them...

They had a lot of fun with this and did not complain at all about writing or revising.

Click here to get the free printable masters for the pages and cover.

Our Book of Bad Ideas!

Some other fun ones I discovered last year were

Using these ideas, we came up with our own

Book Of Bad Ideas

You can get copies of the Book of Bad Ideas pages here,
and get copies of the books here

These writing innovations sure made the last week a lot more fun!

I'll be back tomorrow with
Beach Balls,
and Bag Books!


  1. I love your class books! Emma's Secret Life lead was my favorite. She sounds like she really knows you! ;-) definitely pinning this for next year!! :)
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  2. I love both your writing suggestions and I pinned for next year! I can't imagine what my kiddos would write about me...too funny! Thanks for sharing.
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. Great writing ideas! I love those. Your students really did a nice job. I love those writing samples!

    Eclectic Educating

  4. Oh wow!! I love this idea! I so need to do this. I have added both these books to my Amazon wish list and downloaded the freebies. What do you have for the beginning of the year? I am trying to pull somethings together for student teaching.


  5. The writing is impressive. Super cute ideas. I must have this book :)
    Thanks for the fun idea.
    My Second Sense


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