Monday, February 27, 2012

A Little Love from Dr. Seuss- Bookmark Download

Hello, friends! Is anyone else out there EXTRA tired today? Yikes. My plan was to wake up early this morning and dash off to school, but I just couldn’t help but press that little “Snooze” button one too many times. That darn thing gets me every time! I woke up with enough time to get ready and still get to school early if I chose to skip one very important morning step --- COFFEE! Boy, did I ever pay for that mistake! There were countless moments throughout the day where I felt very angry with myself.

Highlight Moment of the Day: A large (and rather pointy) stick being chucked at 50mph across the playground straight for my head. It was THISCLOSE from hitting me. You can bet we will be reviewing playground safety tomorrow.

Skip coffee? Never. Happening. Again. To be honest with you all, I caved and bought a coffee at 5:30PM. Eek! I just couldn’t help myself.

I created these bookmarks for my kids to use on Read Across America Day. I think I may write a little personalized message on the back for each student, and then get them laminated. Feel free to download your own copy


Enjoy your night, everyone! :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Open Your Eyes and Visualize!

Wow! This past week was FULL of excitement for me. The wonderful Becca over at Jumping Jax Designs installed my blog last Monday. I absolutely LOVE it! She was such a pleasure working with, and I couldn’t be happier! THANK YOU!

Right now we are focusing on one of my FAVORITE reading strategies….VISUALIZING! Visualizing is a blast for students AND the teacher. It’s always fun hearing what they are picturing in their minds, and seeing their illustrations.

Here’s a little anchor chart I created as a way to introduce the definition of visualizing:


You can find my Common Core aligned unit on Visualizing at my TPT store below:


A large focus of the unit is on using your five senses to visualize. In the pack, you’ll find many great graphic organizers that can be used for any different age groups. Some of the activities are specific to certain texts, including:


and my FAVORITE (if you have not read this book…YOU MUST!)…


Enjoy your Sunday! Have a wonderful eek.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Freebie: Meet Detective “Y”- Y as Long "E" and Long "I"

First of all, I am super duper excited about my new blog that will be installed tomorrow! 
We are reviewing Y as Long "E" and Long "I" tomorrow. I thought I’d let everyone in on a freebie.

You can grab it here. Enjoy!

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