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Halloween Read Alouds

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Halloween read alouds

I just love Halloween! The candy, the decorations, the scary movies, and especially the trick-or-treating.  So this picture was taken in 1978. Back in the day when all Halloween costumes were homemade. I was five years old and I am the “woman” with the big…hair! I am with my little brother, the hobo, and my cousin,  Raggedy Andy. Such awesome memories. Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays and trick-or-treating with my family is one of the reasons…

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September 11th in the classroom

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It was my first year of teaching on September 11th, 2001. We had been in school less than 30 days. Many of us still remember that day in 2001 like it was yesterday whether you were a teacher or a student in the classroom. Our world drastically changed that day, and life as we knew it would never be the same. Teaching about September 11th Our students that we are teaching now were not even born when this happened. They…

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Must Read Monday: Favorite Read Aloud

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I am linking up with Amanda from Teaching Maddeness to share my favorite read alouds. I switched to 3rd grade this year and my students get vote on  Bluebonnet books. So I read the some of the chapter books with them. One of my favorite books I read to them was The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. This is a great book that one the Newberry Medal in 2013. This is about a gorilla named Ivan that has…

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Cook-a-Doodle-Doo (Must Read Mentor Text)

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Cook a doodle doo

I am linking up for the first time with Collaboration Cuties to share one of my favorite Language Arts mentor text. I want to share a book with you that I have been reading for several years with my kids. The book is called Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! written by Janet Stevens.     This is fun book that is a spin-off of The Little Red Hen. The rooster in the story is using his great grandmother’s (The Little Red Hen) cookbook to make Strawberry Shortcake.…

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Favorite Thanksgiving Books

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Favorite Thanksgiving Books

I am going to share with you five of  my favorite Thanksgiving books to read the week before Thanksgiving. I really enjoy doing fun Thanksgiving activities throughout the week. The kids also love listening to the Thanksgiving stories. graphics by A Sketchy Guy #1 Thanksgiving at the Tappletons by  Eileen Spinelli- This is a story about all the trouble that come along with fixing Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey goes sliding out the door and the other holiday foods get ruined in humorous…

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Fairy Tale Activities

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fairy tales

Fairy Tales are so much fun to teach! I  really enjoy doing different fairy tale activities. I use the fairy tales written by James Marshall to teach plot, theme, and comparing different fairy tales. James Marshall has some great fairy tales. There are 4 different ones that I like to read to my class. Scholastic has also made videos for all of these stories and you can find most them on  United Streaming.              …

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Book Talk Thursday

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I have linked up with Reading Toward the Stars  for a weekly book talk.  I am going to review a great teacher resource book called Math Work Stations  by Debbie Diller. This book is essential if you are wanting to begin math work stations in your classroom. The setup of the book is very easy to use. The first chapter explains what a math work station is and what it looks like in the classroom. Diller writes, ” math stations allow…

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