hello you crazy kids!
i wanted to share a bit of classroom thangs before the year comes to a close. the story above is a CHAIN story. each child writes only one sentence in about 20 seconds before passing it to the next when i ding the bell. the resulting stories are fabulous & hilarious! after we finish and read aloud, i have the student who wrote the first sentence edit the whole thing and rewrite in cursive.
below is a spelling homework poem. i thought this one was particularly clever. quite exhusting to write to be sure!
i caught a glimpse of the back of someone’s journal while i was walking around the room today:
a thousand thank-yous for the donors choose donations, both of my projects were funded!
i will have ongoing projects throughout the summer so that i’m ready to roll when the new year begins. i’m looking forward to taking advantage of as many match offers as possible. getting matched effectively cuts the money needed IN HALF! the zig watercolor brush markers in the photo above where from the amazon wishlist earlier this year. the kids LOVE them and have gotten lots and lots of use out of them, the sketchbooks, and watercolors, and so much more. can never thank you enough. ever.
the current project i have up is only matched (up to $50) for the next 6 days and the coupon code LIFTOFF must be used or it won’t take effect. this means if $50 is donated it is matched and the donation becomes $100. you enter the code at checkout in the promo/gift code box, then click “apply”. i’m nearly halfway funded on my 3rd project!
also do note that you can change the optional % that is donated to donors choose. i’m including a photo so you can see where to do this because it’s truly in the fine print. from the donors choose site you click on “includes optional 15% donation”, then you will have an option to change that to any amount you like, including 0% if you choose. for example if it’s left at 15% my project receives 85% of the donation. i appreciate that donors choose gives the option for donors to make this choice for themselves.
in online class news, i’m coming home every day from school and working on class. soon i’ll be home full-time and able to devote all of my time to getting the new REMAINS OF THE DAY 2017 class off the ground, not just nights and weekends. i’m a week away from the official announcement. hold tight!