Well, I must say, we all sure had a lot of opinions about The Bachelorette. I’m happy that almost all of us are in agreement about Nick. ICK. Nick the Ick.
And we all agree that the Pickle Segment at the end of the show was HILARIOUS. I did a quick search for the segment, but I couldn’t find it. I’ll keep looking!
Anywho . . . I have packed and unpacked suitcases and duffel bags a lot this summer and I did it again.
My nephews flew back to Texas with my brother-in-law, but Kerry and my niece are staying until tomorrow so we are now camping out at my parents. Which is fun. Because last night my mom and dad had to come into our room (Kerry and I were sleeping in the guest bed together as we often do because we are twins and girls and this is totally normal, right? It’s okay that we’re old and still enjoy doing this, right?) to tell us to be quiet just like they had to do when we were growing up and sleeping in our trundle beds.
See, I do this thing where I put all of my hair in front of my face and then I put my glasses on. It is a riot, I tell you. I should take it on the road. I still don’t get how I haven’t been asked to be the star of my own reality TV show.
In other news, I posted on my Facebook page yesterday that I actually finished a new pack! When I was purging my files (I have a whole post on that coming soon because it was a process, let me tell you, and I was sorry I ever started it), I came across some of my old Just Fold! Mini Books and it inspired me to differentiate them and make more!
There are ten books in all, but each book comes in all three options.
I use them in the Writing Center, but they could also be used for Work on Writing during Daily Five, in a whole group lesson, small group lesson, as an intervention, or even as an assessment or homework.
My kids love love love these books because they are books! That makes sense, trust me. I don’t know about the kids in your class, but I seem to always have a group of kids that want to make books whenever they have extra time which means they fold paper together and ask for a stapler and/or ask me to staple their gigantic wad of paper that they took from the writing center recycle tray and I can barely staple through the thickness of it.
It happens every year.
So when I introduce these Just Fold! Mini Books, my problem is solved and the trees are safe for a little while longer . . .
I usually have my upper grade helpers fold the books for me in the beginning of the year, but later on the first graders can totally handle it. I mean, occasionally, I’ll get, “Like this?” and it’s backwards and upside down so I say, “Yep. Just like that.”
I had a little giveaway on my Facebook page yesterday . . . but if you’d like another shot, leave a comment with your email address on this post and I will pick another three tomorrow!
And, if you can’t wait, it’s on sale until the end of the day Friday! 🙂