This week, my class has been reading Rosie: A Visiting Dog's Story with a focus on main ideas and details. To mix things up a bit, we created main idea headbands. We used a light bulb for the main idea and paw prints for the details. The original idea came from a unit by Kelly Dolling. I just adapted it to fit my theme. My students were so thrilled about their headbands that many of them wore them while writing their opinion pieces and when going to lunch.
For more "dog themed" literacy, check out Dog Days Literacy Part One (informational text) and Dog Days Literacy Part Two (poetry and figurative language). Both posts include links to freebies.
In social studies, we've started to learn about colonial Connecticut. We started by comparing some colonial maps to a modern-day map. The students were so engaged while discussing the differences and similarities.
My husband surprised me with a rocker/recliner! I'm loving it. The cats and the kids keep trying to hog it. I feel like Archie Bunker saying, "Get out of my chair!" I'm just kidding. I share. Most of the time.
My husband also surprised us with new Bibles. We read together as a family every night, and it was complicated to have different versions. Gabrielle is SO thrilled to have a PURPLE Bible with a RIBBON and HER NAME on it! Seth's is camo, which is just about his favorite thing right now.
When I got to work Thursday morning I noticed THIS! It's not even March, but flowers are starting to sprout.
Have a wonderful week, and thank you for visiting!