Yep. It's been a great year and now summer break! I hope all of my students have a great summer!!!
For my teacher friends and follower I'll still blog this summer, but it won't be so much about what's going on in my classroom. Instead I think I'll post about some projects I'm working on, some products I think you might like and my plans for next year.
My 6th graders are preparing to move to JH. They have just a few days of 6th grade left. This week we reflected on life events and how music has played a role in them. We discussed the purpose of music in commercials, movies, ceremonies and ballgames. Then I asked students to write about music in their lives by creating a playlist of life events and songs that go with them. I LOVE how thoughtful and funny they were. Here are a few samples:
The time my dog died: “My Heart Will Go On”
My 1st Cardinal’s Game: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
My Birthday: “Born to Be Wild”
My First Bath: “Splish Splash”
My 1st Sleepover: “Party in the U.S.A.”
The 3rd Time I Moved: “Life is a Highway”
I Was Born: “Celebrate!”
My 1st Birthday: “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive”
3rd Grade Sleepover: “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”
My 1st Bike Wreck: “Another One Bites the Dust”
My 1st Cell Phone: “Call Me Maybe”
Mom and Dad’s Divorce: “Mockingbird”
First Day of School: “I’m Sexy and I Know It”
Teachers: Get the worksheet here.