Linking up for another fabulous Five For Friday to share about our learning of the Oregon Trail! And today, I’m bringing you an awesome giveaway with products from The Sweetest Thing and of course, me! :o)
Lastly, here are some of my FAVORITE books that I have been reading during our Westward Expansion Unit:
I love them SO much, in fact, that I’ve decided to make a Westward Expansion Mentor Sentence Mini-Unit with them! (Similar to the American Revolution Mentor Sentence Mini-Unit I already have in my store…) It will be finished by the time the giveaway is over, so you will be the FIRST to get it if you win!
So, without further ado, check out this awesome giveaway! Two products from me, and two products from The Sweetest Thing- all four will have you SET to teach about Westward Expansion! The more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win! Good luck! It ends Monday night at midnight! (Or is that Tuesday morning??) 😛
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We are about to be in FULL TESTING MODE here in Ms. Ivey’s class. Desks separated, walls covered… the whole nine yards. To get the kids excited (as if, right?) I leave them a testing treat and note to find each morning on their desk. They keep the treat for when the test is completely done, so then they have something to look forward to! If you would like to use the testing treat notes I am using this year, you can download them for free! They go with Nerds, gum, Dum-Dums, Starburst, and Skittles. This one is my favorite:
threaten tell the kids they MUST use their scratch paper on the math section of the test! It makes me crazy when I see kids trying to do math in their head!
The kids aren’t the only ones who deserve treats! You do, too!!
Make sure to check out the blog hop my BBBs and I have running for tips on how to survive the rest of the year, with freebies AND chances to win TPT cash or a Classroom Friendly Supplies Sharpener!
Well, after four days off last week for ice and snow, we had our second full week of school of 2014! Yes- we have only had 2 weeks with five days in them… it’s getting hard to work five days in a row, I tell you! 😉
So… here’s what we were up to this week!
We started our geometry unit this week! I created an interactive notebook set for geometry that we began using this week:
You can pick up the unit in my TPT store!
We have also been working on our Sound Unit. Some of the concepts are so hard for them because of the vocabulary, so I created an interactive notebook set for sound, too!
And, just as Groundhog Day lasted FOREVER in my room, my Valentine’s Day activities that I had planned last week got pushed to this week, too! We finally got to do the lesson I shared at the beginning of the month with two articles about chocolate.
We did some close reading this week with these two articles. We figured out the viewpoints of each article (one at a time of course) and they had to find phrases or sentences that supported the author’s viewpoint. Once we had finished with both articles, they used a graphic organizer from my February and March Themed Reading Graphic Organizers to give a summary of both viewpoints.
This unit is also in my TPT store, and since it is halfway through the time you can use them, they are half off!
Many of you know that the products I create for TPT are for me and my classroom first. Obviously, you can tell I use what I create by this post. :o) I would love to give away some of the units I made this week… let’s play…
Pin any of the images in this post or from TPT of the product (or products) you’d like to win, copy the URL, and paste in comments! (Each comment counts as an entry, so if you want to enter for all three of my products I used this week – from numbers 2, 3, and 4- leave three different comments with the different pin URLs!) Please make sure you leave your email address if you’re not a blogger. I will choose one winner for each product on Sunday! :o)
Five For Friday was going to happen yesterday- I had been planning the post in my head all week! But it just didn’t happen. I was asleep by 9:00 last night! (Score one for Jivey!!) So we’ll call this “Five For Fr-aturday.” :o)
Have you entered yet???
|They wrote with quill and ink.|
|They learned to tie knots on the knot boards.|
They ground corn into meal.
|They picked seeds out of cotton.|
|They made cornhusk dolls.|
|They learned how to weave on a loom.|
And they got to make their own cup and ball game!
Happy Saturday, friends!! I will be off to take a little nap in a few minutes because I was up EARLY to teach language arts staff development this morning to some awesome teachers from all over my county. We’ll meet three more Saturdays over the next three months, too. This is the best staff development to teach because these people WANT to be there! They are NOT getting paid to come and listen to us on a Saturday morning! WOW!!
I want to link up quickly though with my BBB Joanne to share another foldable we did this week! (Check this post if you missed the first one I shared.) Foldables are a TOTAL motivator because the kids get to cut and glue (and DRAW on this one! “What?? We aren’t writing?? YIPPEE!!!” they all say…) – sometimes I get a little frustrated because it does take a little longer, especially at the beginning, but it’s so worth it because the kids are ENGAGED through the whole lesson.
We have been working on water cycle, so we made a foldable that includes a picture of the water cycle, and each flap covers the part that the word is representing.