Fabulous Five for Friday

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I am so excited to be linking up with Doodle Bug Teaching for another five for Friday.  I love doing this every week or trying to because it reminds me to take more pictures at school
 
This week was definitely busy and trying, but I made it through in one piece.
 
1.  We started off the week by diving right into a new novel Sign of the Beaver.  My boys loved this novel last year when we read it & seem to be enjoying it this year too.  One thing I love to do while reading a novel is having the kiddos follow along while listening to it.  They love it because when they come to a word they don't know the narrator reads it and boom! they know it.
 
2.  We also did a point of view assignment.  I will be blogging more about this tomorrow!
 
 3.  The kiddos did several things to review for their noun test.  We did a task card scavenger hunt in the hallway.  I love trying to put the task cards next to things that camouflage them...
 
4.  They also did a noun hunt through some magazines.  The kiddos had to find 5 example of singular, plural, common, & proper nouns.   We had so such fun!
 
5.  I finally got around to reading the book everyone has been talking about.  Wonder is an AMAZING book.  It is also a Texas bluebonnet book for next year.  I already have ideas spinning around in my head as to how I can use this as a read aloud next year.
 
Hope your week has been as fabulous as mine!  I can't wait for my 3 1/2 day week next week... woohoo for living in a small country town!!
 

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  1. I also love reading Sign of the Beaver to my students! And did you know there's a movie - it's called Keeping the Promise (I'm not sure why it has a different name but it's the same story). Wonder is a fabulous book, you are right. I must say "being kind is more important than being correct" at least 2-3 times a day now!

    Melissa O'Bryan
    WildAbout Fifth Grade

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    1. I got the movie last year & the kiddos love it!

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  2. I can't wait to read more about your point of view assignment! It looks TOO cool!! I need to read Wonder, I have heard it's amazing, I just need to find the time to read it!

    Young Teacher Love 5th Grade Blog

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    1. Wonder is definitely worth putting time aside to read.

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  3. Looking forward to your Point of View lesson ;0) I LOVE using task cards as a scavenger hunt around the school and classroom - so do the kiddos! Looks like a very productive week!

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  4. Hello fellow fifth grade teacher! It's great to find your blog. I'm a new blogger and it appears that we are outnumbered by some great lower grade teachers. ;) I'm your newest follower and have 2 comments. First of all, WONDER is awesome on so many different levels! Fabulous book for fifth graders. Secondly, I agree that your point of view lesson looks interesting so I'll definitely be on the look at for that post. Have a great day!
    Brandee
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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  5. Hi Sandy! I'm glad I found another fifth grade blogger too! I teach year six in New Zealand which is equivalent to fifth grade over there. I love your point of view activity. I tried something similar a few weeks ago but didn't turn out looking that good! Might have to try again!
    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

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