July 2015 - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom
Here it comes... those B-T-S words... I won't say them, but you know what they are.

And when that S word starts back, one of the things I always like to do in writing is collect seed ideas. One of the lessons I like to do will be my Bright Idea in this month's link up:
One thing most kids know all about is the street they live on. I like to have my kiddos draw a map of their street and label what they can. Then, I give them sticky notes to tell about something that happened in a specific location on their map.
Back to school bright idea with Ideas by Jivey.
And if for some reason they have a hard time remembering things on their street, they can always improvise...
Back to school bright idea with Ideas by Jivey.
The point of the activity is to give them ideas they can turn into stories later, so whether they are real or fictional seeds, they will have something they can use for a story!

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All teachers know that kids learn more when they’re excited and engaged. Today a team of bloggers come together to help your students take a BITE out of learning with a theme your students are sure to love!
My Shark Week freebie (available only through July 12!) comes from a set of my paired texts... MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP. Do you remember the last couple of years during Shark Week, there were "documentaries" about the prehistoric shark, the Megaladon? My kids LOVED to read about these sharks, as well as compare them to the Loch Ness Monster through my paired texts! You can grab this free pair of texts with multiple choice questions and a constructed response question to go with them below:
fintastic freebie

Update: Monday, July 13- Sorry, this freebie isn't available anymore, but you can find the FULL product in my store!

Now, be sure to go for a swim and visit Teaching in Blue Jeans!
Every blog in the Shark Week Blog Hop features a jawesome freebie for you and your students- but hurry! Shark Week only lasts until Sunday, July 12... Duh Dum... Duh Dum...

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