You are gonna feel some SERIOUS love in this Friday post. Watch out! 😉
2) I interviewed yesterday for literacy coach here at my school. Sorry for the vagueness yesterday- I was back and forth on whether to announce it, but I decided it would be ok. 🙂 I REEEEEEEALLY am hoping and praying I get the job because it has been a dream of mine since I became a teacher. Fingers and toes crossed!! Thanks so much to those of you who have also been saying some prayers with me! 🙂 Again, BBBs!!! 🙂 🙂
If you haven’t checked out this amazing site- DO IT! It is fabulous at giving “basic important information” just right for elementary schoolers AND it reads it to them if they need that accommodation (my ESOL kids and lower readers used this feature).
We also read these books:
This way, I’m able to integrate all that Social Studies content into my Language Arts time, and not ever have to physically teach it in isolation during “Social Studies!” I love doing that- especially now with Common Core and the huge push for nonfiction- integration is HUGE! Elizabeth Leads the Way is a GREAT book to use to teach strong leads. Moses is wonderful for context clues and imagery. Step-Stomp Stride is awesome for teaching vivid/powerful language. So as we learn the information taught through the biographies, we are learning reading and writing skills, too!
4) I’m so excited to say that the Workshop Wednesday Linky is successful! 17 AWESOME bloggers linked up this week!! Check them out by clicking the button below if you haven’t already! There were some GREAT resources shared!
(And don’t forget, you can always link up late- the linky stays open until the next Wednesday!) So I’m going to go ahead and get a paid subscription to inlinkz so we can have our cute thumbnails on the linky each week. I will post the week’s topic on Sunday and/or Monday so you can be prepared if you want to join in!
5) You know I can’t leave a Friday post freebie-less.
So here’s a cute one I hope you will find useful! 🙂 Enjoy! Graphics are from Ashley Hughes!