Last night was my daughter's dance recital. Let me tell you it was so beautiful! One of the best I've been to. (She was in 11 dances with 6 costume changes.) The theme was Broadway and there were several dances that actually brought tears to my eyes. Well, most of the time that I watch Lily dance I get teary. (In fact, she told me after that during one song she knew I would be crying!) When I watch my little girl dancing, I know she is doing what she LOVES the most and that makes me really happy!!
Here is my cutie in one of her costumes.
(I had to learn French braid and smoky eyes for this recital, quite a challenge for me. Both came out really nice though.)
Here is an attempt at a "nice" family photo after the recital. Came out cute, but my son wasn't in it.
Did you just see that "serious" photo? Well if you were to look through my photos and scrapbooks you would see very few pictures like that one. Here is what you would see:
After the recital, we headed to a local pizza place with the studio owners/teachers (we go to a nice family owned studio). One of the dance instructors happens to be good friends with a young man, Shane, who was just in the audition show for So You Think You Can Dance. If you don't watch or missed this particular audition, check it out HERE. Shane is an amazing dancer and very kind person. (He made it to Las Vegas, but I'm not sure what happened there.) It was quite a thrill for Lily to hang out and have pizza with him.
Now on to the MATH Mentor Text Linky with Collaboration Cuties.
I love all of the books by David Schwartz and I use them each year when introducing certain math concepts.
This first one is perfect for place value and helping kids understand larger numbers.
Here are some pages from the book.
Another book I use often is all about measurement.
Kids think that our customary units have been around "forever", but this book helps them understand why and how today's units came to be. I like how it teaches the history of measurement.
Since I don't have my classroom library here at home, LOL, I'm going to "cheat" a little this summer with the Mentor Text Linky. I brought home this wonderful resource book, Reading Aloud Across the Curriculum by Lester Laminack. It is basically an anthology of picture books for all areas of the curriculum. I do refer to it if I need a book for a specific concept and sometimes I find a book in it that I already own.
Here is sample of the Table of Contents:
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