Jan 25, 2013

Five For Friday





I love reading the posts from Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching!  And it has been a great way to chat with some bloggers I have not met.


1.   My Curious Firstie teammate, Maria, started our Mo Willems author study this week in her writing class.  I am so excited to be a part of it.  Our firsties are liking LOVING the pigeon books that we have started with!  We are focusing on reasons to recommend these books to others.  We are going to use these recommendations to graph their favorite pigeon books.





2. My little girl decided this week that she wants a "Pee Wee Playhouse" birthday party.  She cracks me up!



3. We read Frog and Toad this week from our Reading Street series.  I love Frog and Toad.  We were reviewing long vowel consonant e words and short vowels.  So I made a word sort with Frog and Toad cups.  This seemed to be very motivating...whatever works! :)






4. My husband read the "Skinny Rules" this week and decided he wanted to try this out.  So I will go along with it...but I am not looking forward to no carbs past lunch.  Oh, how I love candy, cookies, and just any sugar!




5. Mark Paul Gosselaar makes me smile.  He was on "Happy Endings" (I am a little behind on my shows...still catching up).  I am truly a sucker for any show he appears on.  It all stems back to "Saved By the Bell."



Hope you had a good week.  Here's for wishing that next week I can share we had a snow day (always wishing).

Em



12 comments:

  1. Love those Frog and Toad cups. How cute! I also am a huge fan of anything written by Mo Willems. What kind of things are you doing in your author study?

    Erin
    www.missandersonkinder.blogspot.com
    (New follower!)

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    1. Hi Erin! To begin with we are working on examining the text features and using those to help the students support their opinions of the book. They are having trouble supporting why they would recommend a book. We thought his great text features would help out with this! We will keep you posted on all the other things we do!! :)

      Em

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  2. What a tough choice, trying to pick one's favorite Mo Willems book! I love them all!!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First

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    1. Jenny-
      Agreed!! I don't know that I can pick just one either. Although I never stop laughing at "There's A Bird On My Head!" It cracks me up every time.

      Em

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  3. I LOVE Pee Wee! That is too funny!

    Have you seen Sarah Cooley's Mo Willem's unit on TPT? It is SO great! I have used it for 2 years and each time it gets better!

    The Frizz

    The Frizz in First Grade

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    1. The Frizz-
      My girls just love Pee Wee too! That was always in my Saturday routine growing up.
      I will have to check out that unit. Thanks so much!
      Em

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  4. Love the frog and toad cups! I am right there with you...I am all in for whatever works to moyivate my students. :) Lattes and Laughter

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    1. Julia-
      Glad you like them! Hopefully I can come up with something new for this upcoming week :)

      Em

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  5. I did a Mo Willems' author's study with my first graders last year! They loved it! His books are the best :)

    Danielle
    Carolina Teacher

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    1. His books allow for so much teaching! The kids were on their knees with excitement!

      Em

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  6. I would love to know how the no carbs works out. I am a candy junkie in the afternoon.

    Terri
    The First Grade Princess

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    1. Terri-
      I will let you know. But today is day one and I am super grouchy!

      Em

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