Friday Favorites & Memorial Day Weekend ~ Wow!

I Have My Own You Tube Channel

Well, I never expected to be a You Tuber.  Many of my students want this job as a career because of fame and fortune.  I'm not expecting any of that; I am just hoping to maybe help another teacher with virtual learning/teaching.

What I'm Reading

If you are in the market for a new book, check out A Book Of Longings:

The Book of Longings: A Novel

First, I love all of Sue Monk Kidd's books.  Second, the setting of this book is during Biblical times. (One of my all time favorite books is The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.).  Third, the premise of the book is that Jesus gets married to Ana ~ this book is Ana's story.  Ana is a woman who knows how to read and write which was very unusual at that time.  I highly recommend this book; it's a book that I love so much that I don't want it to end!

The World of Google Classroom

I spend a great deal of time developing and creating virtual lessons for my students.  We are now teaching new material such as Weather and Climate for Science and Fractions on a Number Line for Math.  It is a whole new world when you are not face to face with your students.  


Now we are moving onto equivalent fractions.  At least, students are being exposed to these concepts.

Kahoot ~ A Fun Online and Educational Learn

If you are looking for a very engaging online Google Meet or Classroom activity, check out Kahoot.  My students look this activity.  You can play as a class or assign individually.  Here is a link to my newest Kahoot!

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Locking Down the Background in Google Slides ~ Made Simple!

If you are adapting to and learning Google Classroom, you know how important it is to lock down the background.  Click this link to see a quick video and slide show to help you accomplish this easily and quickly.

You can click on this picture to access the information, too.


Currently ~ It's Magnificent May!

Hello there!  Thank you so much for checking in today as I link up with Anne in Residence  for her monthly link-up:


This week, on-line learning requirement have changed.  We need to post the next week's schedule the Friday before so that parents know what their children will be working on the following week.  Here is my schedule for next week:


I am really missing teaching my students about the Revolutionary War in person.  I will teach this material on line, but this is one of my favorite chapters to teach because a lot of the action happened in and around Boston.  Paul Revere's original route is actually marked by signs and is recreated every year (except this year).


Every day I am learning something new and exciting when it comes to Google Classroom!  I even taught myself how to record myself while presenting a slideshow.  Now I have my own YouTube channel, too.


I'm loving that I have a daily schedule which helps give my life some structure.  Of course, I still forget what day it is, but as I add walks with friends and structure to my "school" day, life feels more "normal."

I'm also loving that I'm developing fun "drag and drop" activities for my students.  I used the shape tool to create my own ice cream cones to make a fraction activity.


I just finished this delightful Book of the Month Club:
Writers & Lovers: A Novel
Click on the book to read more at Amazon.

If you're looking for a fun book to read this could be the book for you!  The setting is Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts ~ which I loved because I knew many of the locations.  The main character, Casey, works in a fictional restaurant in Harvard Square; this part reminded me of Sweetbitter.

Now I've just started this book which I am also enjoying.
The author, Elizabeth Wetmore, writes with vivid details so you'll feel like you're right in the middle of the action!

Valentine: A Novel
Click on the book to read more at Amazon.


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