1: Sub Day
On Tuesday, we had another day of professional develop around literacy, which mean, it was a sub day. We reviewed our guest teacher chart, since my sub hadn't been in our classroom this year. I felt a little bad to give her this craft project, but I really needed to change our decor out by our door, and I think they turned out great! Not to mention, Tuesday evening brought our first snow fall for the year, so it was totally appropriate!
Aren't these adorable!? Students also wrote a paragraph on what they are most excited about for winter. I used old scrapbook paper that has been collected dust at my house and used that for the patterned scarves. The inspiration came from a blog called Runde's Room. We used paper instead of pastels (largely because I don't have pastels, but I do have lots of scrap paper). I think they turned out cute and authentic.
We've started our 2nd writing project which is a research project. After we learned what research is, picked our research topic (rainforest animal), generated questions about our animal, we practiced how to take quick, concise notes. We created this chart to distinguish between trash vs. treasure words when note taking.
3: Wrapping up our Character Unit
I feel like we have done some great work on characters in fiction. I am kinda ready for a break. We've developed this chart throughout the unit on some key aspects of growing ideas about our characters.
4: Wine & Canvas
My two closest girlfriends got together to go to a Wine and Canvas event. We got a deal on Living Social, so for 17 dollars, we got to spend 3 hours together, laughing, drinking wine, eating pizza, and attempting to paint (wine bottles none the less... how appropriate). If you've never heard of it, an artist walks you through the steps of painting a piece. Everyone there is painting the same thing. Even if you haven't painted before, it's pretty entertaining! Our paintings weren't the best in the place, but it sure was fun! I would highly recommend it!
5: TpT Store
Last weekend, I took the plunge and opened up my TpT store. I've spent most the week adding resources. I've only got 9 followers and no sales yet, but I'm excited for this new adventure and hope that it continues to grow. Feel free to check it out and become a follower! I would greatly appreciate it! Here are some of my products! Click the widget to the right to be taken to my store!