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November 27, 2014

Happy Turkey Day!


My post from a few weeks ago: What I am Thankful for This Year 

Enjoy your day with family and friends!

Happy Reading!

November 20, 2014

More Snow....

I have been home due to snow days since Tuesday. A lot of the teachers are already complaining about it. REALLY? I am thankful everyone I know is safe in their house. Anyway....

Here is a crazy picture that has been going around the news and twitter of the lake effect snow and how it hit half of the area:

One area has 84 inches... That is the amount of snow we get during the WHOLE winter! 

Stay warm and safe neighbors! 

Happy Snowed in Reading! 

November 18, 2014


First one of the season.. the earliest I can remember! 

I wonder what I will do with myself today! ; )

November 17, 2014

Thankful Linky Party

I saw this and thought it was great. It is one of the nice things about Thanksgiving.. we tend to be grateful during this time of the year!

I hope you enjoy my pics of what I am thankful for every year!

I should also mention I am thankful for my house and yummy food I eat every night!

Go enjoy so more links of what fellow bloggers are thankful for this season!

Click here: Super Thankful Thread Linky Party

Happy Reading!

November 16, 2014


Yesterday I had a good tutoring session. I did some work on fact and opinion with the kido. I asked what he remembered about fact and opinion before we started. I then gave him some key ideas about how to tell the difference between the two.

Here are a few pictures:
Student read each sentence & told 
me which one was a fact or opinion.

I will transcribe sometimes to save time when tutoring. 

We partner read an article called "Thanksgiving and Pumpkin Pie" from I stopped after each paragraph and asked which sentences were facts and which were opinions. We color coded the sentences. 
I wish I had taken a picture of the article. I think it was a great lesson!  

I have been teaching about pronouns. I love to teach grammar even if it is not a common practice in the schools anymore. I think it helps with reading and writing in so many ways. Here are two pictures of some things I have been working on while tutoring:

The student then did a worksheet on pronouns. I will do more work on this topic for the next two sessions.

I have a two week break from tutoring which will give me some extra free time which is nice!

I'm off to go enjoy some football~
Happy Reading!

November 14, 2014

Weekly Pictures

I had a busy week tutoring and teaching a reading group this week. 
I was glad for the day off on Tuesday! 

Here are a few pictures from my week: 

I love this new graphic organizer 
from Teacherspayteachers. 
Thinking about a nonfiction text. 

Working on story elements 
 I love having kidos do sorts! 

 More compound word practice! 

Making turkeys

I love how the kids giggled when I 
painted their fingers. 

 One example 

I hope everyone has a great week! 

Happy Reading!

November 11, 2014

Thank You

Thank you for my freedom! 

I will be taking my Dad, an Army Veteran, to lunch today!
I hope everyone thanks a Veteran today. 

November 2, 2014

Currently and a Project

WHAT???? It's November Currently, already?? Where does the time go?

Here is mine: 

I am hoping the Broncos win. I have a STRONG dislike for the Patriots. 

I am enjoying a chai latte right now - I hope it does not keep me up tonight. 

I cannot wait for Tuesday - The DH took off and we are going to see the movie "St. Vincent" I love both Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. I love four day work weeks!

I have a lot of sweaters, but a new one would be nice! 

I have a few holiday gifts, but I need to get some more. I don't like the holiday rush in December. 

I have been reading Mary Kay Andrews books since the summer. I am catching up on her older ones. I just love her stories! 

I hope everyone goes to read some more "November Currentlys" on Farley's blog. Go here: 

November Currently

I was at the library tutoring yesterday. On the table next to me was a kid craft. Well, of course I had to make on so I can take it to the teacher I work with tomorrow and see if she wants to do it with the kidos.

I love how you could do this project for any holiday or season! I think blue and white snowflakes would be cute! It is a very strong Dixie plate with the middle cut out. SO clever! 

Happy November!
Happy Reading! 

November 1, 2014

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