Monday, February 23, 2015

Peek at our Week- Finishing our Black and White Tie Affair Writing!

After a 2 day week last week, these snow days and delays are really putting a damper on finishing our research for our Black and White Tie Affair!
We ARE going to get this finished this week, I've been dying to share pictures with you!
Click below to grab a copy of this week's plans.
Check out a preview of SOME of what's included in my newest Writing Event pack- this 192 page beauty is posted and discounted through today.
This is only *SOME* of what is included in this pack!
I've been asked about my Daily 5 and Math rotations.
Below are my Daily 5 rotations...
As you can see, I have 6 groups and only 4 rotations each day.
I have a set rotation schedule on M,W,F and then one for T, Th. in order for my kiddos to interact with each choice throughout the week.

My Math rotations are a little different. The groups change more frequently, sometimes even daily depending on student need.
My Math block is taught in small group rotations, and I am fortunate enough to have our Intervention Specialist in my room to team teach with me during this time.
During the Math Facts rotations, students begin with a 5 minute addition or subtraction facts competition, and then move to different stations to practice their facts and other skills.

That's our week! :)
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Peek at Our Week- Presidents and Penguins!

This week we're finishing up our research of our penguins.
I'll also have a few *presidential* limited time freebies for you this week, so make sure you're following along and check back!
The kids are so excited to move on to the next phase of producing their work digitally- more on that later this week!
Click below to grab a copy of my plans.
We're using my Black and White Tie Affair Research Writing Event for ELA and Writing this week.
I can't wait to finally finish the last edits and preview to get this posted!
We will be writing our numbers to 1,000 this week, as well as....
Using THIS unit!
This actually fits perfect with Mrs. Wills' post this week... GAME ON! :)
Finally... I updated an oldie... my small group clip chart.
This newer option that I added allows you to write (use a dry erase marker after laminating) on each group's chart.
You could write group members, standards/objectives, assignments, etc.
If you've purchased this in the past, download the updates for free!
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Peek at Our Week- Valentine's Day From the Black Lagoon!

Hubie is back and invading our classroom with his friends from the Black Lagoon!
Get your kiddos excited about Valentine's Day all while keeping them engaged with CCSS aligned activities using my newest creation:
My kids are already *in love* with this unit!
Take a closer look at the activities we'll be using this week with our mentor text.

Here are a few examples of SOME of the charts you could create using my chart labels!
The vocabulary cards give a student-friendly definition of the word, as well as cite the evidence from the text.
This week we are also celebrating our 100th day of school!
I KNOW what you're thinking...
And YES.
 YES, it will be a crazy week with Valentine's Day AND 100th day within 2 days.
We're embracing the crazy!

For our 100th day celebration we'll be using my pack here:
Download my lesson plan here:
Don't forget to stop by my Facebook page, I'm still giving away one product everyday until the 14th!!
Enter to win today's giveaway-your choice of one of my Dab It Up! packs.

Click below to head over to the ever-fab. Mrs. Wills' blog and peek at other fantastic weeks!

Friday, February 6, 2015

A Celebration of You: Day 6 Giveaway!

Congratulations to yesterday's winner!
Hop on over to my Facebook page to enter to win today's giveaway!
Today's giveaway is READY!
Our 100th day of school is quickly approaching, is yours?
You can win this pack today by:
1. SHARE this post (not just comment!)
2. Tag one teacher friend who'd like to win with you!

Check out the unit here.