Friday, March 27, 2015

5 for Friday 3.27.15

We made it!  Another week down!  Just a few more days until my Spring Break!  I can hardly contain myself!  Thoughts of this are going through my mind:

 I'm linking up with Doodlebugs Teaching for 5 for Friday!

Speaking of spring break.......I like to use monthly reading logs in my classroom.  They are a fun way to encourage reading at home.  When kids bring their logs back, they get a prize or a restaurant certificate.  In addition to the monthly logs, I also make some for holiday breaks.  To snag a spring break reading log, click the picture below! 2 versions included.  To see my other reading logs, click HERE.

Last week, we finished up our first "All About" {Informational Text/Non-fiction} writing.  In case you missed the post, you can find it HERE.  We wrote one together last week but this week because the CCSS calls for shared research, kids selected an animal and worked in groups to complete their research.  They had a blast and the books turned out great!  The kids got to draw and watercolor paint the ocean animal they had researched at the end!  The kids loved this!

One of my struggling readers needs a lot of differentiation so I have him work on typing his spelling words when we are doing our grade-level word work.  I just have him type in WORD.  It makes spelling so much more fun!  You can obviously have all of your kids do this!

We've been learning about magic 10 hops and "bigger numbers."  One game that I thought of on the fly was to cover a number with a sticky note and have students write/guess what it is on their slates. So simple but they were obsessed with it!

By request, I bundled my Phonics Jeopardy!  I'll be adding more this weekend and the price will go up!  Snag a deal now by clicking the cover below!  This is such a fun way to review word work!  In case you missed the post about how to play these/use these games, click HERE.  

PS-My "Level D" guided reading pack is almost ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great Friday!


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The watercolor animals are so pretty!
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Your blog design is too cute!
Thanks for sharing your 5 this week.
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