Hi everyone!Is anyone having trouble uploading to TPT? I have a Rainforest story to add. I decided that after all my Hawaii love, my classroom theme for the year will be Hawaiian/beach. But only for the reading corner, and the rest of it will be polka dots. Yes, I'm jumping on the polka dot bandwagon. So I've also decided to use Chicka Chicka Boom Boom for the first week of school, and am making a unit for that, too. Although in my adult-onset ADD, I've started 18 projects and have only finished ONE. And that one I haven't even made activities for. But it's a story, so it was very time-consuming, in my defense. Why does it sound like I'm talking to my husband, not fellow teacher-friends who understand and don't judge??!!
Anyhow, here's a picture of my newly-created story:
It's a number book (that can be sung to "Over in the Meadow") that teaches about animals in the rainforest and how the rainforests are being destroyed. I did a lot of research for this and I had no idea how sad it all is. Makes me want to join Greenpeace and jump on a plane, to... do what I don't know. It does make you feel pretty insignificant in helping. So, a portion of the sales of this book (if I ever get it uploaded to TPT) will be given to a Rainforest charity.Maybe that will alleviate the guilt I will feel as I print off the pages on non-recycled paper.
So I'll be tying Hawaii/polka dots in with ChickaChicka BoomBoom and the rainforest and the desert and soil. And communities. No problem. If this were a movie there would be foreboding music playing. I'm hoping all these things together will take me through October. We'll see.
Need a good laugh? Have you heard of Tim Hawkins? Go here and listen! He's hilarious!!
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