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October 22, 2012

Halloween Read Alouds

Halloween is just around the corner! I have seen some cute posts about Halloween books. Here are two of my favorites!

 Also, here is a previous post about another favorite Halloween book: Halloween Read Aloud
 What are you favorites?

Happy SPOOKY Reading!

October 21, 2012

More Pumpkin Deliciousness !!

Thank you Olive Garden for letting me indulge in some pumpkin goodness!

Yes, I know-  another food post. With subbing lately I have not had any cute and clever ideas or activities worthy of a photo.

Happy Reading my Bloggy Friends!

October 13, 2012

Fall.... How I love thee

Besides the pumpkin lattes, I love the yummy desserts. Here is what I had after dinner tonight:

What a delicious pumpkin cookie with cream cheese frosting!!!!!

Now I am going to snuggle under a blanket on my couch and have a nice warm tea!

Happy Reading Everyone!

October 5, 2012

Do you teach grammar ?

I was one of those students who loved grammar and diagramming sentences. Do students even do that anymore?? Well, this week I taught for two days in the same classroom and the teacher wanted me to teach about adjectives and how they make one's writing better. I was so excited! Yes, I am that much of a grammar geek!

I did a mini lesson on finding adjectives in sentences and then I had the students change a boring piece of writing into a more descriptive one by adding adjectives. Here are two pictures I took with my phone while teaching the lesson this week when I was subbing:

First I had students come to the chart and box off the nouns. I asked them " How do you know it's a noun?" Then I had students give me adjectives to make these nouns better. Yes,  I am a terrible speller, so please ignore my errors. LOL

The students then went to a piece of their own writing  and did the same. They really did a great job !

October 4, 2012


Yes -  I know there is a typo, but I noticed it after I had saved the currently as a pic! Thank you to Farley for making this month's October.  Go check out everyone's currently on her website: 

October's Currently

I hope everyone has a great day !

October 1, 2012

An Interesting Article

I just read an article about education called "The Exhaustion of the American Teacher."
If you want a good read, here you go:

Click here for the article

As a sub (who use to work in the district where I sub) I have seen and heard a lot of complaints this year. There is a lot of transition going on in the district and several teachers are unhappy and stressed to the max!

Happy Reading!

Let me know your thoughts if you read the article!