Monday, November 14, 2011

A great board resource!

We Give Books is a great website to use on your board! Every time you read a book they donate a book to the place of your choosing. It is a great resource and there are some great holiday books on there too! Thanks to my one of my third grade team members for showing this to me!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Showing Support

I am joining in this LINKY party to show my support. There is a fellow blogger who is battling cancer again.
I know what that is like let me tell you. I have had cancer 4 times and have beat it each time. It is a battle, that is for sure, but with great friends and family anything is possible. It is a SCARY time especially when they say that dreaded “C” word. It is like your whole world drops from under you. So lets show our support for her and everyone we know who has been touched by cancer. Go to her site at Cooperative Learning 365 to link up.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Turkey art, elasped time, and "Little Grunt and the Big Egg"

This past week we finished our 9 weeks testing...whew!

Friday we had some time to do some turkey art ( I LOVE doing art projects with the kids!). Thanks to one of my awesome third grade team for the idea! We outlined a turkey in many different colors with our crayons, cut them out, then painted them with watercolors. The result was some beautiful turkeys! We are going to have these displayed in the hallways with our turkey writing. I still haven't decided if I want to write about turkey facts (would work well as one of our writing portfolio pieces) or a persuasive writing from the turkey's point of view about why we should eat something different for Thanksgiving.

This coming week we are working on time (units of time, and elapsed time...this is a hard one!). Our next story is "Little Grunt and the Big Egg". I am off to the land of the Internet to search for some great ideas for these two units. If you have any to share please leave me a comment or email me at Thanks!!!