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The teaching year has come to an end for most of us, so now it’s time to relax, rejuvenate, and make time for hobbies.

It's a great time to shake out your workout clothes, open up your books that you have put off reading, and spend time with family and friends.

I try to make a plan of everything I want to accomplish in the next few months and check them off as I go! This way I feel like I'm taking full advantage of my valuable summer time off! What do you have on your list for your summer plans?


Let's see Andrea's 2017 Summer:

1. Start exercising regularly.

2. Begin reading literature on my students recommended book list for me.

3. Spend quality time with family and friends. During the school year, my family and friends don't get the best of me.

4. Attend the Delta Kappa Gamma State Convention. I am presenting on "The Fred Factor--Turning the Ordinary into the EXTRAORDINARY".

5. Attending the Model Schools Conference in Nashville.

6. Spending time in my future retirement community-Naples, Florida.

7. Trying to recognize all people that are going the extra mile by letting them know.

8. Sharing my "Fred Jar" idea with everyone I meet.

I'm sure more will be added to my summer plans but this is how it looks so far.

If you feel like making an activity to go along with the summer fun theme - try this one. Students will love to catch and toss the beach ball!

The following Beach Ball Fun activity can be used with the rBook, ReaL Book, READ 180 library selections, library books, eReads and Student Application (Topic Software) readings.


Beach Ball

Supplies: 

3 beach balls
Different colored permanent markers


First Beach Ball:

CHARACTER Beach Ball

On the top of the beach ball write the word CHARACTER.

1. On half of the beach ball, divide it into six parts, and then write one of the following words in each part:

  • Attitude
  • Moral Traits
  • Intellectual Traits
  • Behavior Traits
  • Physical Traits
  • Social Traits

2. On the other half of the beach ball, divide it into six parts, and then write one of the following words in each part:

  • Feelings and Emotions
  • Motivation
  • Conflicts
  • Points of View
  • Relationships
  • Changes Undergone


Second Beach Ball

READING SKILLS Beach Ball

In each section of the beach ball write one of the following activities to be completed by the student:

1. Summarize—somebody, wanted, but, so, then

2. Summarize—who?, what?, when?, where?, why?, how? Similarities and Differences

3. Cause and Effect

4. Connect the Text to your Own Life Experience

5. Feelings and events that caused the feelings and emotions in you

6. Fact and Opinion Statement


Third Beach Ball:

READING SKILLS Beach Ball

In each section of the beach ball write one of the following activities to be completed by the student:

1. State Two Details from the Text

2. Predict a Probable Future Action or Outcome or Event

3. Identify a Prefix or Suffix and Define its Meaning

4. Define a New Vocabulary Word from the Passage

5. List Three Events in Sequence

6. Describe the Setting-Time and Place


Try out the beach ball fun with family and friends in your backyard. Your children won't even mind sharing about a book as long as they can catch, bump, and hit the beach ball to the next family member or friend!

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Stage C READ 180 Educator
Houston

Philosophy of Teaching All of my life, I have enjoyed working with children and have always desired to teach. It is my belief that no matter what socio-economic background, everyone deserves to achieve his/her educational goals. It is my ambition to facilitate this process.Growing up in the Houston area, I have always been aware of the Cypress-Fairbanks School District. The district's reputation of excellence is well known, not only in the Houston metroplex, but throughout the state of Texas. As a professional educator, it is important to be associated with a school district whose goals for its students are aligned with my philosophy of teaching.

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  • Contact me at andreabarnes13@gmail.com if you want to know more about the Fred Jars. (I was only able to post a small response) Stay tuned to my next post because it's all about The Fred Factor! All the best!

    What do you get when you combine two best selling books? FRED JARS! I married Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright and The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn and came up with a phenomenal idea--FRED JARS.I took the two books’ themes of kindness and came up with Fred Jars. I love Snapple so I use these bottles; plus they all have a catchy trivia fact on the inside lid. Throughout the month I add change to the jar, around $55-$100 I give it to some one in the community who is exhibiting the Fred principles

    I would love to hear (read) about your Fred jar :)