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I was nominated to be in the running for Teacher of the Year!
It is absolutely such an honor, and so exciting- I can't even tell you the flip-flops my tummy did when I read MY name! I still have to go through the application process, so I don't know how far I'll get (of course, I'll keep you updated!!) - but it is ABSOLUTELY an honor that at least one person thinks I deserve it! :o)
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Gina at Beach Sand and Lesson Plans shared about this in a post back in April, too (click the link to see the post)! I showed the map to my kiddos and had them draw maps in their journals to show the area around their house. Then they had to choose three of the places that they drew... I gave them three half-sticky-notes and they had to write the small moment they had in that place. They did SUCH a good job! Here are a couple examples of them:
I used this book to model "talking back to books" on sticky notes this week. Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper shared about the book in June and I knew I had to buy it (click the link to see her post)!! It is a GREAT book. I spread the reading out over two days to keep my mini-lessons "mini" and my kids were so mad that I was stopping!! See #5 for the bookmarks I use to help teach them how to think more deeply about what they are reading. :o)Fabulous Freebies on the
I've shared these before, but I have many new readers, and then again, my followers that saw it before might have forgotten about them! I print these on colored cardstock and laminate them, then the students use them while they read to think about what is happening in the book. Eventually, they will do their thinking without these prompts! I hope you can use them in your room, too!