Sunday, August 18, 2013

Culminating Activity

by Erin

Tomorrow I go back to real world.  I have a week of teacher meetings ahead of me where we will inevitably discuss the benefits of rigorous culminating activities for the new darlings that will enter our classroom in just over a week.  In that vain, this Friday, my last official day of summer vacation, I decided to have my own culminating activity for my summer.   Here is what occurred (WARNING: Sometimes I was working so hard on my rigorous activity that I didn't take pictures).

Max took the day off on Friday to hang with me and he finished our compost!

Max and Toulouse show off the new compost
While Max was working away on the compost.  I cut some zinnias and dahlias to put around the house.

Zinnias
Our dear friends Mike and Eva came over for some grilled sausages, a fire, and some dog romping.

Walter and Toulouse playing the night away.
The capstone of our evening  may have been this beauty.

Berry & Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake
I made this surprisingly easy summer cake for dessert.  

According to my self-created rubric, I scored a 100%.  I know, I know, I sound like I'm bragging but friends, family, dogs, delicious eats, and the reapings of our backyard is what best describes my delightful summer.  




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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Culminating Activity

by Erin

Tomorrow I go back to real world.  I have a week of teacher meetings ahead of me where we will inevitably discuss the benefits of rigorous culminating activities for the new darlings that will enter our classroom in just over a week.  In that vain, this Friday, my last official day of summer vacation, I decided to have my own culminating activity for my summer.   Here is what occurred (WARNING: Sometimes I was working so hard on my rigorous activity that I didn't take pictures).

Max took the day off on Friday to hang with me and he finished our compost!

Max and Toulouse show off the new compost
While Max was working away on the compost.  I cut some zinnias and dahlias to put around the house.

Zinnias
Our dear friends Mike and Eva came over for some grilled sausages, a fire, and some dog romping.

Walter and Toulouse playing the night away.
The capstone of our evening  may have been this beauty.

Berry & Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake
I made this surprisingly easy summer cake for dessert.  

According to my self-created rubric, I scored a 100%.  I know, I know, I sound like I'm bragging but friends, family, dogs, delicious eats, and the reapings of our backyard is what best describes my delightful summer.  




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