Yesterday was Friday, and I did NOT do my Five for Friday post! I took my kids out to dinner and watched TV after they went to bed! Now that I'm well rested, I'm ready to link up with Kacey at Doodlebugs Teaching! Happy weekend, everyone!
In writing, we spent some time learning about compound sentences. I gave partners simple sentences that they needed to combine using a conjunction. The cool glue bottles are a freebie from Kelly Witt. You can grab them in her TPT store.
We've also started a persuasive letter. The students write from the point of view of a pumpkin. They must try to persuade someone to either PICK them or NOT pick them. To brainstorm, groups of three students worked together to list things to avoid when looking for a pumpkin and things to look for.
We've started our mystery book clubs. The idea came from Amy Lemons, and I use her Mystery Mini Unit with my groups. I'm fortunate to have a skilled para in my room. Also, I teach inclusion reading so I have the special education teacher in my room too! She's a blast to teach with, and we get to do lots of differentiated small group lessons. Do you get the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues?
Cold weather=More cats on my lap!
If you read my blog regularly, you know that I like my cats. Our family now owns three! Sparrow (the tabby) has been with us since August. It took her awhile to warm up to the other cats. Herbie (gray) and Sunshine (yellow) often cuddle. The photo above with all three cats in my lap happened last week. It hasn't happened since!
As I type this, Sparrow is trying to perch in my lap without falling off. She likes attention!
Thanks for visiting! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!