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Happy Friday!! I have had a fabulous Friday because…..
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)
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to just relax a bit this weekend… and do a little shopping on Sunday!! I know by now you’ve heard about the big TPT sale:
But have you figured out what things on your wishlist you’ll be purchasing? If you are a seller, make sure to link up with our 2 + 1 = BTS13 linky!! Buyers- check this linky out- it showcases some awesome items already on everyone’s wishlists that you might just need to add to yours, too!
Since I was already exhausted earlier this week and wrote a very short Workshop Wednesday post, I wanted to share a more “meaty” activity I did yesterday that went REALLY well!
Have you read this book?? It was presented to us in our staff development this week and it is FULL of amazing short stories from Ralph Fletcher’s childhood. They are great to use for craft mini-lessons! In the beginning of the book, he includes a map of the area around his house:
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 want to link up with Molly at Lucky to Be In First for Fabulous Freebies on the
15th 16th! :o)
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!