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September 30, 2011

Flipping Over Flip Books

Have you ever loved one idea and used it in several different lessons?

I have and it is when I have students make flip books!

Today two classes were making flip books in social studies. They students had to read and article that was about five different time periods. Then they had to used premade flip books to write five key ideas about each time period and also illustrate that time period. The students were really into the project.

This reminded me of what I have used slip books for in the past:

1. Sequence a Picture Book ( Setting, Characters, Problem, Climax, Solution)
2. Writing a paragraph ( used 5 pages with the first page the topic sentence)
3. Reading a non-fiction text then write and illustrate main idea and details
4. Writing directions ( For example: How to make a PB&J )
5. Prefix and Suffixes
6. Character Traits
7. Book Summaries by Chapters

My friend is a math teacher and she has used flip books to teach students place value!

What is your favorite must use idea in the classroom?

Happy Reading!!

*** Picture taken from Thinking Education

September 28, 2011

Nonfiction Response Idea

Head on over to Ms. Winston's Blog and check out a reading response file folder project for students! It really challenges students to focus on the text features of book! Click on the link below.

Nonfiction Reading Response Idea

This project really rocks!

Happy Reading!

September 19, 2011


There is a Linky Party going on right now!! Go over to Kindergarten Teacher Tales to link up:

Confessions at Kindergarten Teacher Tales

Here are my confessions:

  • I am subbing this year, and yes, I am good at it.... BUT.. I HATE IT!

  • I miss being a reading teacher!

  • I love GLEE and I cannot wait to watch the new season.

  • I watch football all day long on Sundays. My DH thinks I am crazy!

  • I hate seeing miserable teachers who have jobs when I don't!

  • I love pumpkin lattes and could drink them all day long. LOL !

  • I am addicted to watching the Housewives of New Jersey. OK.. I am really addicted to reality t.v. I watch WAY TOO MUCH of it!

Go join the party!
Happy Reading!

September 18, 2011

Reader's Theater

On Friday, I worked in a grade 2 classroom where the students are practicing a Reader's Theater from two Kevin Henkes books. I love using these in my classrooms with my struggling readers. It helps with fluency as well as building confidence with those struggling students.

Here is a great link that has a ton of scripts that can be used across several grade levels:

Reader's Theater

Happy Reading!!

September 12, 2011

Top Ten Blogs I Read

I am blog obsessed ( just like a lot of other bloggers!!). It was hard for me to pick just ten of my top ten blogs!!
Here are the blogs I read and grab ideas from:


Little Literacy Learners

Mrs. Carrol does not have a blog button, but I wanted to share a pic from her blog title. Click on her link below the pick.

First Grade Parade

Happy Reading!

September 11, 2011

Remembering 911

I said a prayer for you today. I hope you didn't mind.

I asked the Lord to comfort you and put your tears behind.

I prayed for peace and mercy, too, to help you through this day,

And for His loving guidance as He leads you on your way.

September 6, 2011

Top Ten Blogs !

Top 10 TBA

I was nominated by Thinking of Teaching

Thank you, Thank you!

I promise to share my top ten blogs later. If you want to join the fun go to Teaching Blog Addict to see how:Click here

Happy Reading !!

September 1, 2011

Hello September!!

My friends have all returned to school for teacher training this week! School will be back in session next Tuesday for the students. I wish I was going to be with them! I hope they have a wonderful first day back!

Happy Reading !!