Some New Link-Ups to Check Out!

Here's a new link-up from Amanda, the blogger of The Teaching Thief:

Even though school just ended last Tuesday, it seems like it's been a long time since I've thought about books I like to read to my students.  While the kids have snack, I always make sure to read an engaging chapter book, and here's a really fun one:

Here's the summary from Amazon:

There’s never been anyone like Gooney Bird Greene at Watertower Elementary School. What other new kid comes to school wearing pajamas and cowboy boots one day and a polka-dot t-shirt and tutu on another? Gooney Bird has to sit right smack in the middle of the class because she likes to be in the middle of everything. She is the star of story time and keeps her teacher and classmates on the edge of their seats with her “absolutely true” stories. But what about her classmates? Do they have stories good enough to share?

Gooney Bird Greene is a great book to read any time of the year because Gooney Bird is a one of a kind person who tells the most amazing stories. I might even make this my first read-aloud of the year!

This is an interesting link-up from Christina:

Here are the main activities I'll be focusing on this week:

1.  Getting back to my abdominal exercises.  I'm very strict about doing these exercises 5 times a week.  This week I only did them once due to getting a cold and having the last day of school on Tuesday.  I need to get back on track because I need to keep my abs strong to support my back. 

2.  Eating salad for lunch.  With all my exercising I've managed to gain weight.  Now that I'm on vacation I'll have time to make salad, even though I do not like to make salad.  Salad tastes much better when someone else makes it.

3.  Stop making excuses.

When I went to get my pool water tested, the pool person told me he lost 80 pounds.  He did this by eating 600 (or maybe it was 800; it was definitely less than 1,000) calories a day for 4 months.  I don't know about you, but I'm hungry all the time; I can't imagine eating such a small amount of food. 

I'm off to do my abdominal exercises so I can stop making excuses. 

Hasta luego!

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