12 days left!

Yes, that's right!  12 days left of this school year!  And yes, I am counting - although I tell the students that we shouldn't count the days but make the days count! 
(I'm at least being good on the outside)

So what are we doing you ask?
We are finishing the novel Catching Fire.
We do this by:
listening to the audio
marking quotes with sticky notes
then recording the quotes in our notebooks 
and finishing the period with summarizing in a little journal.

Yes, it's pretty routine, but that's what my special needs kids need.  Without routine, we have trouble with a capital "T"!
(although I do throw in a few fun games for sequencing and such here and there)

We are working towards completing the theme poster project for our last grade in the gradebook.
Our anchor chart is coming along:

On the last day, I plan to give out awards, comic books, and this summer calendar:

It lists a fun activity for each day of the summer, but every Sunday it asks the child to read their summer reading book in a special place.  There are also two poems to be read with activities to go along with them.  Then there's a list at the end of various "book prize activities" that students can do to earn prizes at my school.  

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  1. Thank you for linking up this week at Classroom Freebie's Manic Monday'! This is just terrific!
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  2. You are right about routine...That applies to all students (and probably teachers too!) :) Enjoy your last 12 days!! Yippee!!

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  3. I'm down to 11 1/2......CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. A summer calendar is a GREAT idea - love it!


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