Tips and tools from an elementary school Literacy Coach
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Praying for fall
I am so sick of summer. I am tired of 100 degree days. It is September, and somebody should tell the weather that.
On Friday, our school went to watch the parade. What parade? you ask. Our feeder pattern high school homecoming parade, which is always the first homecoming event of the district because this school is the oldest in the district; established 1927. This means it happens very early in the football season, aka the second week of school.
The problem with attending a homecoming parade in a desert in early September, even if it is at 9:00 in the morning, is that it is hot. Incredibly hot. It was around 90 degrees and continued to climb. We stood on the side of the street and the children shouted for candy.
"Candy! Candy!" they shouted at the passing cars.
"Candy! Candy!" they shouted at the passing cheerleaders.
"Candy! Candy!" they shouted at the passing horse.
Some of the time, they actually got candy. That was an adventure in itself. The candy was tossed into the crowd of children. The children dove wildly and shoved the candy into their little ziploc bags. Then they continued shouting "candy" and sweating.
After about an hour of this, one of the sticky, sweating kids told me, "I wish they would throw water instead."
Me too, kid. Me, too.
The rest of the day was pretty gross, mostly because I felt like there was a layer of dried sweat in between me and my clothing. Ew.
The next day, though, a storm blew in and it has cooled off about 20 degrees or so. It is so much nicer. I can wear jeans without feeling like I'm going to pass out. It is lovely and beautiful and I just know it isn't going to last.
In honor of me pretending that fall has begun even though I know it hasn't, I am sharing my Fall Word Work Pack with you. I will happily email this to the first ten people to follow my facebook and comment here! The pack is appropriate for second and third grade. Includes contractions matching, word family sorting, alphabetical order, and parts of speech in a cute fall theme.
So first ten commenters, follow my facebook, include your email address, and I'll send you my fall word work pack!