Saturday, 16 November 2013

Read to Self and a Thanksgiving Freebie

I've been trying to get the Daily 5 up and running in my room. When it is finally working well, it is so great to be able to have that small group time. But, the hardest thing I find is to get my kids to stay in that bubble space. Some of them are really good at it and others just need to show you every little thing that they discover in their book. In an effort to have this running more smoothly, I spent a lot of time on 3 Ways to Read a Book. I was lucky enough to have 22 copies of this book.
So, we do a read aloud together and then we practise re-telling the story. They each get a copy of the book for their Read to Self folder, works really well for when they are trying it on their own. Here is my anchor chart for 3 Ways.

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I have a little freebie for ya! It has Math and Literacy practice.  Just click on it to download.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Bear Snores On in November

It's November! Can you believe it? It was the first day of school a second ago and now here we are. I need to evaluate my kids for report cards this week and I'm not sure where all that precious time went. I have to say that, although I dislike snow A LOT, I LOVE November before it snows. It's so crisp and pretty and so many things are changing. This is a great book for this time of year.
As for Halloween, I did not give into the candy haze!! I worked my kids like little bees last Friday. I had to, otherwise it would have been anarchy.  Check out my little Jack Sparrow, he's so cute. I've been calling him Captain ever since.
Since November is upon us, it got me to thinking about this awesome story.
It's such a cute story and I wanted to do more with it, so I created some activities around it.
My kids have been having so much fun with this! You can check out some of their work below.

Write the Room Cards

If you would like to win a copy, just leave me a comment and I'll choose a winner tomorrow night.
Have a great week!