Friday, November 22, 2013

Turkey Riddles

  Happy Friday! I'm linking up with TBA for Freebie Friday this week.

 I always enjoy the three days at school during week of Thanksgiving.  It's nice to do theme related activities on those days.   You can click to read last year's post on what I do with the book T'was the Night Before Thanksgiving.
   Another thing I like to do is give the children a turkey riddle each morning. They love trying to figure out the riddle. I reveal the answer at the end of each day. You may click the picture below to download a copy of the riddles.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving.!

Freebie Fridays

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thanksgiving Freebies

  I enjoy creating holiday themed activities to reinforce skills we're working on in class. My third graders have been having fun exploring multiplication with area. Next week we'll get into the fluency of facts. I created a turkey color by code for my kiddos that I'm sharing. The children will multiply by ones and twos since we're just starting out with the fact fluency. You may click below to download.

Head over to Tales from Outside the Classroom for more Thanksgiving Freebies.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Five for Friday

Happy Friday! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs for Five for Friday. Here are my five randoms for the week.

 Our school had a Veteran's Day parade to honor our local veterans. My students wrote thank you letters to a veteran and traced their hands on red, white, and blue construction paper. Their hands were the feathers for the turkey on our bulletin board. I got the idea on Pinterest.  You can download my letter form and checklist by clicking on the picture.
We worked on forming linking and action verbs. They filled in mini anchor charts and glued into their writing notebooks. The kids enjoyed the Grammar Jammers video on verbs.

The children finished their character book projects. They had to identify two  character traits for the main character supported with text evidence. They also had to track the character's feelings in the story. The final products turned out great!  You can download my project for free by clicking the picture.
One of the good reader strategies we focused on this week was visualizing. The children practiced during guided reading and filled out an organizer from my Monster Reading Bundle. They presented their visualizations and words from the author during book share at the end of Reading Workshop.
I found this quote on Pinterest.  Thought it was a good reminder.

Have a good weekend!


Saturday, November 2, 2013

November Currently

November is here already and my baby girl turns 15 today. I don't know where the time went. Anyway,  I'm linking up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade for November Currently. Here it goes.......

                                       Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
Football season...This stuff is soo good! Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili  (that's a mouthful!)  2 chicken breasts, still frozen  1 can Rotel tomatoes  1 can corn kernels, do not drain  1 can black beans, drained and rinsed  1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix  1 T cumin  1 t chili powder  1 t onion powder  1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese  _________  Put the chicken in the crock pot.  Top with the corn, drained and rinsed beans,  ranch dressing, cumin, onion and chili powders,  stir to combine then top w...


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