Monday, March 3, 2014

Classroom Catchup and a Giveaway!

I had big plans to post this yesterday, but then I became glued to the Oscars. I watched all 3 hours just to see Leonardo Dicaprio finally win an oscar and then he didn't win! I was so disappointed, but I loved Ellen's hosting! Can she host every year? Love!
Here's what's happening in our classroom
We used Runde's Room's Paper Bag Character Project as our weekly project. They turned out great!!! I LOVE this project. You can find it here. It worked fabulously with my fifth graders, but it could easily be used with lower grades too!

"Graphic Sources" is our comprehension skill this week, so I made a helper chart for them to refer to.


We're tackling possessive pronouns this week, too. I so wish we had more time to focus on language arts. I would LOVE to just teach this subject! I love teaching parts of speech.

Isn't that light bulb sticky note too cute? Such a great Target find from this summer. I went back to get more and they were all gone!) I'm using my last set sparingly. 


My kids are struggling with vocabulary words, so I decided to display them in several places throughout the classroom in hopes that they click at some point during the week! Here's hoping!

I found this fantastic giant green post it at Office Max this week. It worked great for displaying the word analysis skill using different color post its. 

{GIVEAWAY TIME!}
While going through some of my first grade classroom things this weekend, I came across this set of Froggy Phonics books. This was one of the last things I bought at the end of last year before I officially decided I wanted to move to fifth. So this little gem hasn't been used AT ALL! I decided to give it away so it could be put to good use! There's a set of books for all short vowel sounds, as well as long vowel sounds. They are perfect to use in independent reading centers and would work great in a Jonathan London author study!
Enter Below for a chance to win!
Giveaway ends Friday and I'll announce the winner Saturday :)



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20 comments:

  1. as a Single Mom and teacher I plan on spending time with my 8 year old son :-) and relaxing
    Karen
    tommysmom0206@yahoo.com

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  2. Thanks for the great giveaway!!! My daughter still has school during my Spring Break (I teach in a different county than I live in) so I am hoping to get some cleaning done, relax a lot, and get caught up on things.
    Julie

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  3. I love the Froggy books and so would my firsties!

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  4. I plan on spending time relaxing and maybe a short getaway.

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  5. These would be great! My Kindergarten students love Froggy books! For Spring Break we are going to Disney! Can't wait!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  6. I am a first year teacher so I plan on using the break organizing my class.

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  7. Great giveaway!! I love all those big post-it notes, I'm going to have to find me some!!
    -Lovely Nina

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  8. I'm (hopefully) going to Chicago to visit my boyfriend if the weather isn't terrible!! :)

    Breanne
    breannesimons@gmail.com

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  9. National Boards work and prep

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  10. I plan on sleeping and finally getting organized!

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  11. My children and I are in three different districts...I have two weeks off and get to share one week with my son and one week with my daughter...unfortunately my basement just flooded and i am pretty sure i will be doing a lot of cleaning. I lost A LOT of school stuff...including big books and theme books...so sad. No fun for me...;(

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  12. I get to spend some time with my husband during Spring Break (we currently are living in different cities as I finish my student teaching). Love your blog and great ideas!!

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  13. Love the give away! No Spring Break for us:(

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  14. We just had Spring Break last week and all I did was clean, relax and had lunch dates with friends! It was so nice. On my next break (in April) I'll be having dental surgery. Not fun! :o)

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  15. I plan on resting and maybe going to Wisconsin!
    Liz
    teachinginthevalley@gmail.com

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  16. My husband and I are planning a trip for Spring Break, if all goes well with his health. He has kidney cancer and we have to take it one day at time, never know how he is going to feel

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  17. I plan to REST, REJUVENATE, and REORGANIZE my life! :)

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  18. For my Spring Break, I'm working at my second job (Starbucks) and going on a bachelorette trip. My students would love to win this giveaway and so would I!

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