So...went to the doctor this morning because I still was not feeling good. And well....I have strep:( YUCK! It turned in a matter of just a few minutes and my throat is as red as red can be! It's been really hard to eat today! Strep has also ruined my weekend plans! My hubby and I were looking forward in going out for dinner and drinks with some friends...so so mad! So instead, I have been home, napping, watching TV, and working on units and fonts. Hubby is also sleeping. It's been a quiet day!
So my other friend that I met with last weekend started her blog last night!!! I am SO excited for her. I have had the privilege of working on the same grade level with Carla for two years! She is an AMAZING teacher! She always has the funniest stories of what her kiddos say to her!
You can check her new blog out at Don't Touch the Gong. There is a funny story behind her blog title! Maybe she will tell it one of these days!
Just like I did with my friend Jess, I will give YOU something for FREE if you...
- follow her blog
- leave a comment with a helpful hint and a link to a place she can get fonts, clipart or helpful ideas
- comment on my blog with your email so I can send you something
If you do these 3 things, I will give you ANY one set of task cards from my shop...YOU pick! So go over there now:) I promise you, you won't be disappointed!
Meet my new font...TR BAZINGA!
I just had a blast making this font! I am making a list of characters from The Big Bang Theory or funny sayings to name my fonts! Anyone have a new idea for a name? So far some ideas I have are:
TR Soft Kitty
TR Howard's Mom
TR Justice League
TR Leslie Winkle
TR Wil Wheaton
Just remember, if you use my fonts, you must give credit back to me!
(Can you tell I have been inside all day???)
We have been studying fractions and my kids just LOVE them! They can see I love teaching them so they are really getting it. This week we use Christina Brainbridge's Fraction Kites activity! I have done this now for 3 years!
They turned out sooo cute!
Then we also worked on Character Traits and how they change from the beginning of the story to the end of the story! I used Lori's activity from Conversations in Literacy!
We read a story I printed out from Reading A-Z called Harold the Dummy. It was nice to print books out for each student. They were able to use a pencil to write down the character traits and then highlight in the book where they found the evidence!
And last, we worked on Cause and Effect this week. Last year I found Amy Lemon's...side note...congrats on such a BEAUTIFUL baby girl, I LOVE your pictures... Camilla Cream from A Bad Case of Stripes activity...so.much.fun!
First we listened to the story for FREE on StoryOnline
We talked about cause and effects and how to find them in a story or a passage. The next day we listened to the story again only to pause it every time they heard a cause and effect. This is the list they came up with
Then they started to create their own sentence using signal words.
Next, they worked on their craft part!
I love it!
OK, this post was seriously long enough! So sorry! I will be back tomorrow with my Math Journals and Math Block how to!
I'm off to go eat some ice cream! See you tomorrow!