Monthly Archives: June 2015


Summer is a great time to catch up on blogging and "meet" new bloggers. I am excited to announce that I am now featured on Elementary School Blogs, a new daily blog "newspaper" that publishes new posts from participating teacher bloggers. You can read the news all in one place. Visit the site to see that it is well organized, easy to use and a great place to find some new blogs to follow. Don't miss it!

Kathleen in 8 Apples

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Summer Recipe--Book

A few years ago my friend shared a delicious Guacamole with Serrano Peppers recipe with me. This is a tasty guacamole dish with serrano peppers to give it a little zing. This recipe calls for fresh lemon instead of lime and is said to be the secret of its delicious taste. It is definitely a crowd pleaser.

I decided to contribute it to the brand new TpT Best Summertime Picnic Recipes Cookbook and was lucky enough to get it published.  Karol from Mrs. S's Health and PE Resources did a wonderful job putting this recipe book together. Check it out to see the 75 summertime recipes contributed by TpTers. 

Download it and leave me some feedback to let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you. Then click on the link on that page to get your free copy of the entire book and have a summer filled with new delicious treats.

Share the guacamole with your friends. Enjoy!

Kathleen in 8 Apples

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Welcome to June's Pick 3 Party hosted by Inspired Owl's Corner and PAWSitively Teaching!  Thanks for joining us!  If you are looking for some inspiration for great activities as the school year winds down, you have come to the right place!  Here are a few ideas that I have found on Pinterest that are great ideas for summer whether in school or not.





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Great fun to create large tissue paper flowers. They can be used as decorations for a party, gifts or to complement a unit. Flowers can be attached to dowels or hung from the ceiling. They are very pretty and simple to make. Kids can enjoy following the pictorial directions to learn how to fold the tissue paper, trim the ends and fluff the papers to make pretty petals.





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Such a great idea! Brainstorm summer fun ideas with kids and use those ideas to create a colorful Summer Bucket List Chart. Writing a list gives kids something to look forward to and a sense of accomplishment as they cross off completed items from their list. Everyone accomplishes more when they have a plan and this chart highlights summer plans as well as being a piece of art for the classroom and later their refrigerator. When there is "nothing to do," it's time to read the summer bucket list and be inspired.




June Beach Ball

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Great activity to end the year. Have each kid bring in a beach ball from the dollar store. Then give kids time to collect autographs from classmates. A wonderful opportunity to be social and lots of fun too!

Check out my Pinterest feed for more great ideas. If you have a fun summer activity, interest, recipe or summer-anything-at-all pin, feel free to link up. 




Kathleen in 8 Apples


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"Splish-Splash! It's a Summertime Blog Bash" was a huge success. A big thank you to Rachael from The Classroom Game Nook for hosting. Rachael worked very hard to organize over 40 bloggers to have a successful blog hop. I went hopping and everything worked like a well oiled machine. I heard so many positive comments! So thank you Rachael! Can't wait for your next blog hop in the fall.  I also want to thank everyone who visited my blog, downloaded a couple of my You-Know games, and left sweet feedback. It was so very nice of you.  I hope you all were able to download a bunch of great freebies from the awesome bloggers.

Congratulations to Cheryl P. who was a Raffflecopter winner and took home my geometry unit, Geometry Notes: Lines and Angles. The resource helps students to understand geometry concepts that can be so difficult for some kids to master.  It provides many opportunities for students to comprehend new geometry terms and demonstrate a clear understanding of definitions and geometry practices.  So Cheryl I hope your students learn a lot about geometry and have fun too!

Again, thank you all for blog hopping.  I hope you had fun!  Enjoy reading the posts of the new bloggers you chose to follow.  Look for the announcement about the next blog hop scheduled to take place sometime in the fall. Then get ready to blog hop again!

Kathleen in 8 Apples


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