It’s time again for a monthly reflection! The entire month of August has been focused mainly on back to school. August seems like such a long month since we always start right at the beginning, and there are no breaks in this month. I’m already looking forward to Labor Day! Here are some of the highlights from this month, and you are welcome to link up your highlights below!
1) Back to School for my Niece – I wanted to get a little something for my niece for a small back to school gift that would be somewhat motivational but also useful. My sister sent me her supply list, and I decided to go with the pencils she was required to have. I bought the brightest one they had (she’s in 2nd grade), and fixed up a cute little tag to put on them! This month my mom, sister, and nieces took a Saturday and did our traditional back to school shopping day. While it’s always a fun day, it’s also always quite emotional. She’s growing up, and I’m so proud of her!
2) Back to School Gift Idea for My Yearbook Staff – Each year for yearbook, I start the year with motivational and teamwork activities to build unity, and I fix up a little gift for them, too, for the first day. This year our theme is “In This Moment,” and capturing moments is our primary focus. I decided on the phrase Moments Matter tagged onto a bag of M&Ms. Voila! A quick and easy gift to go with the theme and set us off on the right foot. Read more ideas for getting a yearbook class going here.
3) Making the Top 100 Resources List for High School for the First Time – Not only was this month my first time ever making the Top 100 Resources List for High School on TpT, but my Daily Grammar Program made it on the list twice this month! I am thrilled that so many teachers and students are benefiting this program that I believe in so much because I’ve seen the effects in my own classroom.
4) Published in the TN English Journal Fall 2015 – I’m honored to have my blog post on my Daily Grammar Routine featured in the TN English Journal. Like I said above, it’s truly something I have seen be so powerful for improving student grammar, writing, and test scores. Here’s the link over to that post.
but this weekend War Room opens in theaters, and my hubby and I
are planning on going to the theater to see it. War Room is the newest movie from the creators of Facing
the Giants, Fireproof and Courageous. I am always so
moved by these films, so I’m excited about seeing what they’ve done with this
one. I’m also excited that more mainstream theaters have begun to pick up this
line of films so more audiences can be reached by the powerful messages they
project. Fingers crossed we make it!