Five for Friday - October 25

Monday we did our {Seven Reasons for Exploration} foldable booklet for our intro to explorers. I have been checking out all of the links in my Explorers linky and making a list of everything that I want to try this year. Good thing I have all quarter!


Then we did the Here Be the Dragons activity from {Teaching in Room 6}. We looked at the copy of the Carta Marina in our texts and took note of the sea creatures and other things going on there. That's one busy-looking map! I gave them a copy of a paper with Europe, Asia, and a part of Africa and asked them to create at least five sea creatures. I used Stephanie's template for them to write about each of the five creatures, but I added a few categories in the box. I knew that if I wasn't specific with what I wanted from this class, I wouldn't get it. So I added a place for them to name the creature, describe the appearance, and tell me why this creature should be feared. I got some really great map and descriptions! (Sorry if they're hard to read, but I didn't want you to have to scroll forever...)

Please consider buying {my blogging friend's clipart set}. The proceeds will help the injured animals from the recent Australian wildfires.

I FINALLY finished and uploaded a collection of {Native American review games and test materials}. I'm excited to get to work on some Thanksgiving ELA centers that have been floating around my mind for a while...

I got some kids trained this week for {The Walking Classroom}. They are really excited to do our first official walk next week. I hope that the weather cooperates!


  1. Great writing project! Totally lends itself to all the big points of Common Core. Good luck on you walking day!

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  2. I am hoping for good weather to come your way next week! Good luck with the walking classroom!

    Thank you for highlighting the clip art for such a good cause. I'm going to buy it and pin it.

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  3. Somehow I think I missed that you added Explorers to the SS linky! I'll need to review my posts and see if I even talked SS- we just finished explorers! LOL


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