Friday, November 29, 2013

Five For Friday-Thankful Style

Thank you to everyone that commented on my last post!  As a thank you to my followers (even though I have been so absent lately) I sent it to everyone who commented! I hope you guys enjoy my Animal Lapbook! If you missed that post, here is the link to the new lapbook!

I hope everyone has had a great Thanksgiving Week! I had so much fun celebrating with my family and friends.  This week was my week.  I had some great things happen and I have a lot to be thankful for!

It's been a long time since I linked up, but here goes!

 My Donor's Choose project was funded in less than a week! I'll be receiving two mini iPads and cases! I am so excited!

This week was our school's Book Fair.  We had a Change War and I won!  So I was the Book Fair-oh! I got to wear this awesome get-up all day and I won $25 to spend at the Book Fair for my class. 

Well, we had school Monday and Tuesday and our Holiday started Wednesday.  Well, Tuesday we had a two hour delay because of ice on the road.  Shortest work week ever! Yesterday I ate with my family and had a great game night with great friends! This morning I went Black Friday shopping with my brother to buy a Christmas tree for my mom.  How many people do you know who wait outside Home Depot on Black Friday?  Well, now you know at least one! :)

I also did some online shopping! My favorite purchase was for myself (don't tell anyone!) 

I have been dying to have a Silhouette, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it! But this was too good of a deal! I bought the Cameo bundle, a $400 value for $229! AMAZING! Just use the code HOLIDAY at checkout! If you are wanting one, Click Here to check it out!

Are you doing any online shopping? Because guess what?  My TPT store is on sale for 20% off!

I left the best news for last!  I haven't shared much about my personal life on here lately.  My boyfriend is a pretty private person, but I have his permission to share on here!  

I'm engaged!   The soon-to-be-mister took me to the jewelry store and we designed the ring and watched it being made! It was so much fun!  He offered to plan some romantic proposal, but I couldn't take it! I had to have the ring and I couldn't wait to officially be his fiancee.  I can be a little impatient when it comes to something so beautiful and shiny.  

I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving! Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend! :) 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Nonfiction Anchor Charts and a New Lapbook!

Guess what? I'm still alive!  It's been a really busy year for me.  Not in a bad sort of way, but just busy!  Learning a new grade is tough.  I am having a great time in fourth grade though!

We have been working on informational nonfiction in reading and writing workshop for the past two weeks.  Today, I just wanted to share some of our anchor charts from the past few weeks!  I like sharing my anchor charts because they never look as good as the ones on Pinterest, and maybe it helps other teachers feel better about their lack of artistic skills and bad handwriting! :)

Types of Nonfiction Text

Main Idea and Supporting Details with Table Analogy

Asking Questions

Writing a Summary Example

This was actually in writing workshop, we were learning different ways to take notes about their reading for our nonfiction writing!

I bet you can tell which ones I made ahead of a time and the ones I made with my class. haha!

One more thing, eons ago I posted an Animal Studies Lapbook to TPT! Since I have not posted in so long, I wanted to share with you guys in case you haven't seen it. It's perfect if you're studying animal groups, or just need practice reading informational text that is interesting to your students!

Includes 7 Foldables and Research Writing Activity 

Informational Reading Selections to accompany foldables. 

Quick Checks to Review Reading Selections!
I really enjoyed using these with my class!  We keep Interactive Science Notebooks, so we actually glue all of our foldables inside, so it's perfect for notebooks or lapbooks! 

Click on the pictures above or HERE to check it out at my TPT Store!

Oh and because I love you guys and I have been so absent, I'll give it away to someone!  To win, just leave a comment telling me the best thing that has happened to you this month! :)  Be sure to leave your email. I'll pick a winner on Wednesday! 

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