I’m counting down the weeks. I’m seeing some of you have just a couple of days! I’m jealous but I keep reminding myself that if it started sooner, it would end sooner.
I’ve been horrible about blogging. I remember before I started blogging, I would find it strange when people apologized for long breaks between posts. Now as a blogger I understand blogger guilt, but I keep telling myself that I have all summer to post all the pictures and ideas I haven’t had the brain power to post lately.
Is guilt a teacher thing? I don’t think it is physically possible for me to give more of myself to this job, yet I always have things in the back of my mind nagging me to do more. I’m guessing I’m not alone.
So, before I get to the freebie I have to post, let me share some of the fun I’ve been up to.
We got the best Teacher Appreciation Gift ever! (By we, I mean every teacher and staff member in my school district. That is a lot of people!) We got free tickets to Thursday night at BottleRock which was a huge 4 day music festival.
Thursday night I saw Joan Jett, The Black Crowes, and The Violent Femmes. Then my husband and I volunteered for a non-profit education foundation booth at the event which gave us free tickets for Sunday and we were able to see Cake, Michael Franti, and Train.
I walked down the isle to a Train song and we played Michael Franti’s song Say Hey! as soon as we were pronounced husband and wife so the line up was perfect for us. Best perks of being a teacher ever!
This weekend our school participated in a Race for Education and won some money for our school.
I love the people I work with. I love their enthusiasm and commitment. We enjoy each others company even outside of school. Do you spend time with your fellow teachers outside of school hours?
Now, what you stuck around for…. a FREEBIE.
Every year I debate, do I make a math packet for the summer? Our students don’t have a lot of support at home and very few are returned. I don’t want to waste paper. We have a consumable homework book that always has tons of extra pages but sometimes if you don’t staple something together, kids don’t take it seriously. So, this year I decided to send home something like our summer reading log.
Here is a Math Summer Homework Log.
Students can record pages they worked on, time on math websites, time practicing flashcards…. The possibilities are endless.
I made it generic so it would work for any grade. I hope some of you find a use for it. 🙂
Click here to download it from my DropBox.