Well, what’s new? I’m late to the party at the beginning of the school year. 😛 I know you all feel my pain, so I don’t feel so bad about it. ;o)
We are in full swing with our interactive notebooks! I am using activities from a few different notebooks, including Nicole Shelby’s Reading Notebook. This week, one thing we worked on was finding the main idea.
We used some articles from The Sweetest Thing about Native Americans (our current social studies topic) to practice finding the main idea.
These articles are fabulous because they include five different passages written on three different levels. I can give all of my students the same information, but on their reading level! She has several packs of SS/ELA integrated articles in her store. Make sure to check them out!
We also worked on inferring this week. Erin from Lovin Lit has some really fun ideas in her notebook products that integrate videos into your lessons. I’ve been using some things from her Grades 2-3 Literature Notebook (yes even though I’m 4th, it’s still totally appropriate) and her idea of using “In Summer” from Frozen was a huge hit with my kiddos!
We have been taking interactive notes on our Native American tribes. (For more information about what this is, read here!)
Some sad news this week at Jivey’s house… Timmy had to have surgery on his knee and he is just pitiful!
He has figured out how to get around now with it (and he totally looks like a pirate with a peg leg) but you can tell it definitely bothers him. Poor pup!!!
I love a good deal, don’t you? I ordered a few things from Twice this week and I was so excited when they arrived! We had Curriculum Night this week, and I wore this blue Calvin Klein dress:
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a great weekend! :o)