But also because I'm dumb.
I planned to have both my children exactly 2 years apart - born 10 days away from each other in the same month. Planned it!
I know I had a reason. But I don't remember why. I have a feeling it had something to do with my job at the time - but jobs change birthdays don't - so... the only explanation is dumbness.
Anyhoo, a couple of iPhones and birthday cakes later... the birthday celebrations are done.
The birthday cakes were more for me - they could care less.
Luckily my daughter is a little like me so she is willing to let me go a little goofy on the birthday cake for a 21 year old. She loves owls and sprinkles so obviously I had to create a sprinkly owl cake. Probably better suited for a 2-year old - but she enjoyed it.
My son's favorite cake is crepe cake. I've talked about this cake a few times here. It's that amazing. It takes a couple days to make, but so worth it.
I finished it after work on his birthday and it looked like this by the time I went to bed that night.
So there ya have it. I've been too busy to blog because of cake.
This past week my kiddos worked on opinion writing again.
The writing lesson and pennant craft is part of my "An Exciting New School Year" pack.
The pack includes some of the word work activities my kiddos did last week.
We've been working a lot with punctuation, so the extra pieces in this pack really come in handy. I'm loving the punctuation posters. They have been a huge part of my directed lessons and student response cues.
The punctuation game is now part of our word work centers so the kids will continue working on them this week in addition to some sentence activities from the pack I will be focusing on this week...
The Short-Vowel pack is 85 pages huge
it's on sale right now!
This pack focuses on:
- decoding, blending, and isolating sounds in short-vowel words
- CVC, CCVC, CVCC - all types of short vowel words so that it meets the needs of all of our kids who are working at Kinder, and early and late first grade level
- directed lessons and independent work
- word work that can be used over a long stretch of time that helps with decoding, reading strategies, sentence building and sensical structure.
- little readers - perfect for guided or shared reading with 1st grade level and lower students and independent practice for higher kids.
The short /i/ part of this pack is a big part of my lesson plans next week.
Click the plans below to enlarge them and get a better look. Click HERE to grab a copy of my planner sheet. The download is a "clickable" .pdf so you'll be able to visit the blog posts about many of the various items I have included in my plans for next week.
Check out Deedee Will's "Peek at My Week" linky party for some other plans for the week.
Have a fabulous week, peeps!