Here are my plans for the week. I am linking up a little bit late because I am still playing tons of catch up after being out all last week due to surgery.
These are seriously my new favorite books! I had NEVER heard of Elmer the Elephant until a couple weeks ago when my teammate brought her son’s books up. I fell in love! So I made this Elmer Math & Literacy unit. I think the Elmer books are a great way to teach many different skills- Text Connections, Adjectives, Character Analysis, Colors… it goes on and on!
I implement the Daily Five in my classroom, but I have tweaked it a bit to suit my (and my students’) needs. I do a separate writing time, so instead of the Work on Writing portion of Daily Five, I have my students use reading response sheets. I didn’t start it until around February, so I didn’t get to start it up the way I really wanted to, but I do want to share with you a few reading response sheets that I have created for my littles to choose from.
Sometimes I tell them exactly what book they have to respond to, and sometimes I let them choose from their book boxes. They fill out the sheet, cut it out, and glue it into their reading response journals. The only thing they are allowed to copy from the book is the title. I quickly check it when the rotation is over.
I recently created a Retelling/Reading Strategy bookmark.
Feel free to download! I printed mine on pretty cardstock and laminated them so that *hopefully* they will last… we’ll see about that! :)
When you print double sided it *should* line up. I uploaded it as a pdf so hopefully the formatting won’t come out funky!
FINALLY the Target by me got some school stuff! :) I was so excited! I’m sure other people have already posted about all the stuff I got, but I want to tell you about it just in case they didn’t- so you can be on the lookout too!