Thursday, June 2, 2016

Summertime! What are YOU Reading?

It was an interesting/stressful/crazy May for me, and I am so thankful that it's summertime! The Bible says that God will always create beauty from ashes, that all things will work together for our good, and that's exactly what happened for me.  I am moving to another school in my system and I am so thankful and excited!  I can't wait to get to know new teachers, new kiddos, and new parents.

What are you reading this summer?  I find myself reading professional books for fun (crazy right?) so I couldn't help but order a few for my summer reading list.  I am soaking up every single ounce I can about multisensory instruction. Currently, I am reading A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning- Improving Literacy by Engaging the Senses by Lawrence Baines.  I read a quote from this book during a training that I attended and knew that I just had to read it!  The book discusses what multisensory instruction is and what it looks like, then dives deeper into the senses.  It even provides sample lesson plans.  My teacher and blogger friend, Multi-Sensory Mama, is borrowing this gem of a book next!

Here's a link to Amazon if you want to check out the book for yourself!
Amazon- Book Link

Next week I am co-presenting professional development for our county with one of my mentors about how to use Multisensory Strategies in the General Education Classroom. We are training grades k-1, 2-3, and 4-5.  Professional development is a passion of mine-- I love to plan it, teach it, and learn from it. After that, Multi-Sensory Mama and I are headed to the beach!!!  I know we are supposed to be "taking a break," but lets be honest, passionate teachers love brainstorming new ideas and talking about school stuff all the time!

The meme says it all....we've been planning for next year for weeks now!

On a personal note, I spent many mannyyyyyy hours yesterday designing my wedding invitation! I'm no graphic designer, but my TPT creating is starting to come in handy! We officially have a venue, menu, date, hashtag and loads of ideas.  I know it'll be gorgeous!

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