Time for Five for Friday and Friday Flashback! What fun linkies :)
My Teacher Friend. I did it a little differently than Brandi. I went through our most recent basal story and worked with the kids to create a green chain of events, ie. cause and effect. Then I assigned kids three to a group and told them to choose a different effect and finish the story from there in yellow. As you can see, some groups came to a quick ending.
4. On Thursday, we discussed schedules. I am on the scheduling committee for next year, so I have to know what the rest of my fifth grade team wants. But I do have a question for my fifth grade/middle school bloggy buddies - How much time is written into your schedule for literacy? This year, we have fifty-five minutes (closer to forty-five after attendance, pledge, and lunch count) and then another half hour after lunch for "supplemental" (which is more like twenty minutes after they come in from outside and get into the classroom). We are going to be buying a new reading series (Journeys), and we know that we will not have enough time to teach it as written.
5. Things I'm loving to eat right now - Girl Scout cookies and combination popcorn! I LOVE Thin Mints and Caramel deLites. This year, my six-year-old decided that she wanted to join Girl Scouts RIGHT BEFORE COOKIE TIME! What timing! So we've had a lot in our house, but amazingly, I've shown great restraint. However, I can't say the same about combination popcorn. Butter, cheese, and caramel corn all mixed into one delicious salty/sweet snack!
Oh, and I got this lovely email last night - "Congratulations on winning 100 Free Brag Tags! Thank you for entering the giveaway with A Cupcake for the Teacher." Woo-hoo! Now the difficult task of deciding which ones! They have a bunch of new ones :)
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