Teaching Character Traits using the Kevin Henkes mouse books

The past few weeks we have been immersed in my favorite books of the whole year: all of the Kevin Henkes mouse books! My students always love these books every year. I’m certain it is because the characters are quite relatable and SO much like my first graders! While I read these books they were all so interested and captivated! I heard so many connections while I was reading as well. My kiddos love the mouse characters!

After reading, I created some matching cards that had the book covers and a summary without any of the mouse names. They worked with a partner and read the cards and matched them with the correct book cover. After matching, they got my phone and took a picture of their matches- they LOVED that part! It was also so easy for me to check their work. I’ll definitely use that as a way to check work again- possibly during stations.

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Peep My Planner

There are 2 kinds of people in the world. The kind that use the a weekly calendar/planner and the kind that use a monthly calendar/planner. I used to be a monthly kind of girl. I didn’t want a monthly calendar by itself because I like the thickness that a weekly planner brought. I didn’t want a weekly planner because I felt wasteful not using the weekly pages and only using the monthly pages. I tried logging workouts, food, and then just repeating my events from the monthly. None of that was working for me!

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Monday Made-It: From Flop to Fab!

Hello friends! I don’t about you, but… I’m not the craftiest person in the world. Most of my Pinterest projects do NOT turn out like they should. And I’m ok with that… it definitely gives me something to work on. :) Maybe it’s just me, but I actually like when I see someone admit that it go so well the first time they tried something… it reminds me that I don’t have to be perfect! So today, I am going to show you how my project went from a FLOP to FAB! :)

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