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November 29, 2015

Sunday Night !

Happy Post Turkey Weekend! 

Who else is tired from Thanksgiving? I had my turkey and pumpkin pie. I celebrated my mother-in-law's birthday! I shopped, and shopped, and shopped! I bought some holiday gifts and some new slippers for myself. I visited with my cousins which was an unexpected treat!

I did a fun scavenger hunt with my grade 4 reading group. I found it on Super Teacher Worksheets. They loved it. Here are two pictures:

I taped this cards all over the room. 

The best part of this was checking answers and seeing which kids took it seriously and really read the clues to get the correct answer! 

I am looking forward to CyberMonday on TPT. I discounted my items - ALL Three of them! LOL. I just added a new one. I love it! Go check it out: 

This week I am working on the following: 

1. Main Idea and Detail
2. Reading a non-fiction text to learn new facts
3. Short /u/
4. Vowel blends /oa/ and /ow/ 
5. Wrapping up our Magic Tree House text 

It will be a busy week. I have a staff development class one evening, two assemblies at work, and my grad class on Thursday night! 

'Tis the Season to be busy! 

I hope everyone has a great week! 

November 15, 2015

Photos from the week!

Another week flew by and I cannot believe it is so close to Thanksgiving!
Here are some pictures from the past week:

The kidos were challenged by the mystery words.  


 The kids wanted to make their own book about 
some of the characters we have been reading. 

Rhyming words - I think this list is funny! 

More writing about a story

 A few weeks ago.... 
After reading six chapters of the Magic Tree House Book.
I love how the kids changed their ideas. 

Happy Reading!

November 8, 2015


I have been busy in my classroom. I felt like i had a good groove the past two weeks. We have been short subs, but the principal only pulled me once.

Here are some October photos and some from this past week. I hope you enjoy them.

October Fun:

Thank you Super Teacher Worksheets

The kids love reading and writing stories about the books from 
the LLI Reading Kit. 

November Lessons: 

I gave some first graders a spelling test with random sight words and short vowel sounds. This kid did perfect: 

I started a unit on sequence and did some fun activities with the kidos. Here is the chart from day one: 

In grade five, we are reading Pinballs. I used the book last year too. The kids enjoyed the story, so I hope my new class likes it too!
 The kids told me all three characters were in the chapter.
When they went back to close read, they said I needed to cross out one!
I did a week long unit on summary. 
This was the one we wrote together. 
I read the individual summaries over the weekend and this year was the best I have seen from this unit!  

I am preparing for some mystery words for this week. I did mystery main idea a few weeks ago, so this is next. I want kids to start using context clues for unfamiliar words. This is part of the intro lessons: 

I am going to make a sentence or definition card to help the kids
figure out the words. 

I added three products to TPT last week. I am hoping someone will download the free ones and give me some feedback.  Go check them out if you want. I am new to producing products for others, so I am hoping someone will like them. 

Here's the link: 

Happy Reading! 

November 1, 2015


It's already November... WHAT ?  How did that happen?
October was nice, but I really do love the month of November. I am all about being grateful and thankful.

Here is this month's Currently:

I spend my Sundays watching football. 
I am enjoying my job. I do not like when I get pulled to substitute teach. It makes me cranky. I just want to teach reading. 
I feel like it was just Columbus Day. Where does the time go? 
Who doesn't want more time? 
I was having a lot of back issues for the whole month. I saw a doctor and had some tests. I also had a nice massage. I did not go to the gym all month because it hurt just to sit. Things feel better, so I am hoping to get back into my routine. I have been walking with the DH, but I love a good spin class, 

I just love my Mom's pumpkin pie. She makes one every year for me. That's right just for me. LOL ! Yeah... I really need to get to the gym! 

Go enjoy some more Currently on Farley's website! 

Happy Reading!