Friday, February 1, 2013

February Freebies Linky

 I've added a link to go with my Multiplication Heroes Valentine's Freebie. I'm linking up with Laura Candler's Corkboard Connections for February Freebies. I mentioned her mood ring resource in an earlier post.She has amazing resources for Reading Workshop and Literature Circles. You'll find lots of Valentine's Freebies there.

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday, Teaching Maddeness Flashback Friday, and TBA for Freebie Friday. Here are my randoms and flashbacks.....

1.   I'm so excited to be selected as the feature teacher this week at TBA! Thanks Fern. :) My freebie Reading Workshop Exit Ticket is featured from last week. This week my freebie is a Valentine themed multiplication printable. My children worked on 2 and 5 as factors this week, so I created the Multiplication Heroes for practice. Click on the picture below to download.

2. Close Reading.......I'm the ELA representative for our third grade team, so I've been mapping the common core standards and attending meetings on implementing the standards. Close reading of short text is being recommended. I selected a nonfiction article on Fossils to balance it with what we're studying in Science. The close read method is new to me, but so far I like it. Below is a chart from our third read........Read for Detail.The children read to support the central idea that  Many Types of Dinosaur Fossils have been Found.They put the details on post its and stuck them to the Central Idea Chart.

3. We poured our casts into our fossil molds.

4. Our Martin Luther King Jr. Timelines turned out great!  
5.   On a personal note.........I feel very blessed to learn this week that my mom is cancer free. I'm thankful beyond words. Have a great weekend everybody!


Freebie Fridays


  1. Good news about your mom! I am your newest follower.
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

    1. Thanks Jean! Heading over to see you.:)


  2. The multiplication heroes is so cute. Thank you for the freebie. I am a new follower.

  3. How awesome to be featured on TBA!!! That is so wonderful! Congrats! So glad I found your blog from Kacey's linky. I am your newest follower.

    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

    1. Thanks Jaime. I'll head over to visit your blog. :)


  4. Thanks for linking up! Love all of your fun activities this week. And, YAY for the good news on your mother!! That is definitely a reason to celebrate!

    Teaching Maddeness



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