Weekly Wrap / July 19

English Teacher Em

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Hi from my momโ€™s house! Iโ€™ve been visiting family for the past week, doing very little Internet-ing and lots of reading, drawing, cooking, and being together. ๐Ÿ’•

My shop is still in vacation mode while Iโ€™m away, but it will be open again on July 25 with new good stuff for you, like fruit vocabulary cards! My free mini deck of would you rather questions is always available on Teachers Pay Teachers.

on teaching

I had mostly regular students this week, and I set up a teaching area in my momโ€™s sewing room. I like to put my laptop on her ironing boardโ€”itโ€™s the perfect height for me! I had fun hearing studentsโ€™ opinions on lots of summer-y topics this week: swimming (the best, unless the water is too warm), camping (fun, tiring, there might be bears), watermelon (too sticky but perfect for summer), and of course, ice cream (chocolate, strawberry, and matcha are the best flavors).

Iโ€™m wondering if I should get the Starlight certification. Any thoughts?

on my radar

80 (!) rolls of glitter washi tape! I just posted on Instagram about how I love to use washi tape for a quick and easy reward for my students who love all things stationery. I let them choose the colors and rip off a small piece to add to their growing โ€œcollectionโ€! Itโ€™s also a great reward to use from class to class with a regular student.

Did yโ€™all see this amazing giant jellyfish?

I forgot how much fun Pictionary can be! We have an older version from the 90โ€™s, but Iโ€™d love to see what the clues are like in the newer one (with whiteboards!)

Sometimes I go down rabbit holes on Etsy looking at different art styles and processes, and this week it was pressed flowers! I love this pink and mink flower and resin ring from Ann and Joy. I mostly focus on teaching supplies/stuff for kiddos in my handmade roundup posts, but Iโ€™m wondering if youโ€™d be interested in seeing a favorite jewelry/clothes/homewares type post?

Iโ€™m pretty excited about all the new emojis, especially that cute lil otter.

We Need Diverse Books celebrated its fifth anniversary this week. I really recommend Flying Lessons & Other Stories and Fresh Ink, and Iโ€™m excited to read The Hero Next Door.

Happy weekend,

Em ๐Ÿ’•