Professional Development

July 4, 2013

Throwback Thursday!

Happy 4th of July!!! 
What a privilege it is to live in America and be free!!! To be honest, I struggle at times with why the Lord picked me to be born and raised here.  Not all are.  It’s easy to be a Christian in America; that’s not the case in other places.  I am so grateful to live in the USA.
Okay, now on to the Throwback fun!  I’m linking up with the fabulous Cara at The First Grade Parade for some throwback Thursday fun! 
This post is from July of 2011, when I first started blogging.  Ya’ll…all I did was share freebies! I had so much time to create!  You should go see if there is anything you can use!  They may not be the fanciest, but they get the job done!
I’m really big on the kids journaling about their learning experiences. In our class, we each have a math journal and a science journal. We also have a class math journal, which is just a 1/2 chart that I have covered and made all pretty.
As I’m trying to work ahead, I was sprucing up my journal covers for the kiddos and thought that I would share them with you! I do everything in black and white, then copy it on colored paper or let the kids color them. I use the large construction paper and put manilla in the middle with whatever color pops into mind for the outside cover. I then glue these bad boys on the outside. I hope you can use them!
Math Journal Cover {HERE}:
Science Journal Cover {HERE}:

I love journaling across content areas! This year we use flip books in our science journals! The kiddos loved them! We used a spiral notebook and at the end of mini-lessons, we would create foldables to record our learning.  By the 3rd week, my friends were pros as cutting and folding them! They really enjoyed them! They were also simple things I could leave for a sub if I ever needed to!

You can check out my flip books {HERE} in my TpT store!

I’m off to enjoy the day with family!! Have fun!

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