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May 27, 2013

Guilty Pleasure

Yes.. my second post today...

I am watching my guilty pleasure:  

Are you? 

Happy Memorial Day!

I have enjoyed a long weekend - 4 days off is a wonderful thing! 

Here are some pictures from both work and fun: 


Almost finished teaching about the eye ! 

 We are finding cause and effect examples in books

I had a vanilla frappuccino with a shot of raspberry. Has anyone tried this? It's delicious!  

 Three of my favorite things are on this card! 

My hubs found this on Facebook. I just thought it was so cute! 

I envy all those teachers already on their summer vacation! I have 16 work days left. I think it will go by too slow! I also am trying to be positive because my job is not permanent, so in 16 days I am back on the job hunt. Wish me luck! 

On another note - here's to all the men who serve or who have served! Happy Memorial Day! 

May 13, 2013

Narrative Writing

We are back into writing narratives and we reviewed "small moments" today. My students are familiar with the picture of the watermelon and how one seed is a small moment. 

The team and I were chatting last week about another concrete way to show/review a small moment. I came up with the idea that I would show my wedding photos (I have a huge scrapbook). I showed it on the document camera and laughed as my students made comments about the pictures. 

Then I went back to one picture of my cake and how my hubs and I were cutting the cake. I said to my students, "This is the small moment I want to write about because, as you know, I love cake and I loved my wedding cake." 

I modeled making a list of ideas from my wedding on a heart. Then my students wrote ideas of an event in their life on their heart. We then came back to the circle and shared a few and discussed which small moment they were going to write about for their narrative.  

It was a great lesson and the kidos seemed to really understand the concept. 

I will share some writing pictures later in the week. 

Happy Reading ! 

May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day !

I hope all the Moms had a great day! 

I took my Mom to brunch and we stuffed ourselves! 

This is the idea I got from Pinterest that my students made for their Mom:  

I gave my sample to my Mom which I do every year I do a project with kidos! 

Have a wonderful day Moms and Grandmoms !!

May 2, 2013

May's Currently

Just a quick post thanks to Farley's monthly blog share! I tried to take the advice of the ladies and make the slide different, but it still looks small to me. 

Here is the link:

Farley's May Currently

Happy Reading!