I am so excited to joining in with Kasey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday link party. Make sure to head on over and join in!
Lets get this party started!!
I feel like I should have a glad of wine in hand, but alas I have a big ole glass of water! I am participating in a Bigger Loser contest at school. When we weighed in on Monday I was in 2nd place by .2%. So close, but not good enough. I have been watching what I eat and just making sure that I do it the healthy way. I also worked out twice this week... slow and steady. If you have any amazing chicken crockpot recipes, let me know!
Monday and Tuesday this week we worked on Poetry. It is definitely not my favorite thing to teach. I try to be enthusiastic about it every year, but I jut can't. I have to admit that I actually enjoyed analyzing several poems with both my classes and tutoring groups. They seemed to enjoy it also.
We also worked on concrete or shape poems. I was trying to find something to do with poetry that would be easy yet fun and they fit the bill. I was amazed by some of the products I got from my students. I have attached some of my favorites below.
Next week we will begin expository texts. I looked all over TPT and found nothing that had everything I needed, so I decided to make a product that contained everything I needed. I have added it to my store for just $1 right now. It contains 3 pages of notes, which are vocabulary with their definitions and examples. I plan on adding the checklist I use when analyzing expository, plus word wall cards, original expository texts, question stems, task cards, and a quiz. I will be raising the price with each item I add to the product, so get it right now while its dirt cheap.
Friday night has been amazing. I met up with my mom to use our gift certificates to get pedicures. After we went to have dinner at one of my favorite places in my hometown where I ate the most delicious grilled chicken salad. Girl time and yummy food equals a success for me!
Hope everyone has had a fantastic week... because I know I have!