Sharing my LOVE of Literacy!

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March 29, 2015

It's a BUSY Time !

I cannot believe it has been ten days since my last blog post! I have been so busy and twice I had planned to blog, but I chose sleep instead.

I had an observation last week and it went well. I always get nervous when it happens. It has been three years since I was actually at a job where I was observed, so I made sure to plan a lot!

I started two new units with my students. I have been working on my reading reports. It has been ten weeks since I did them. Time is flying by in this job and I am loving every minute of it. I will be sad when it ends in June. I keep hoping something else will pop up in the school because I just love it!

Here are a few pictures from my classes:

A cute card one of my kidos made for me

I started a new unit with a word challenge.

A word related to a setting.
I had a clue if the students needed it. 

Here were my "I Can" statements. 

Not the best picture.
I made a graphic organizer so the students 
could write their text evidence. 

The poster I made
(I saw it on pinterest) 

I have been giving the students setting riddles to help them make inferences. They love the challenge and appear to have a deeper understanding of inferences. 

I have four more days of work and then it is time for my spring break. I am looking forward to the break from work! 

I hope everyone has a great week! 
Happy Reading! 

March 19, 2015


March 8, 2015

Sunday, Funday!

I had an enjoyable weekend and it went too quick! I managed to take some pictures of my week - both teaching and non-teaching. I hope everyone is enjoying their week off! I have three weeks to go before my spring break!

Here is my week in photos!

 Learning about characters! 

The newest teaching tool in my
district is using "I CAN.." Statements
with the students. 

FAST - Feeling, Actions, Sayings, Thoughts

My go to poet for everything! 
Who doesn't love Shel Silverstein 

A great text for teaching character 
from the LLI Kit! 
My puzzle example with the text.

Student example.
The kidos really did a great job! 

Grade 5 Poster for new unit! 

My favorite place:

 I have been on a Target kick lately. I grab my coupons, my Iphone for the Cartwheel app, a Starbucks and I wander the aisles. I found some great deals! 

Birthday Brunch Today!
This is where the DH and I were married!
It was yummy! 

Thanks for reading and I love comments! 

Happy Reading!

March 2, 2015


It's that time again. It's "Currently" from Farley!!

Here is mine:


The Bachelor is how I unwind after work and grad school on a Monday! 
I dream about those dates, only my husband is taking me on them. LOL 

I started a until on theme and using folktales and fairy tales. A lot of the kidos have not even heard these fairy tales. Isn't that crazy?? 

I have been slacking in my workouts. I am taking a class and tutoring 3 different times after school while teaching again for the first time. I keep trying to find times to workout. Plus this horrible cold weather makes me want to just curl up under blankets. More time (and heat... LOL) would help! 

I love Target! Who doesn't? It has been a few weeks since I went to walk around with a cart saying "Oh, I need this, Oh I need that" LOL ! 

I am going on vacation, and staying in a condo right on the beach. It is something I have always wanted to do. I can't wait! 

Hope everyone enjoys reading "Currently" this month! Check then out here:

Happy Reading!

March 1, 2015