Sunday, September 15, 2013

Peek at My Week + A Few Favorite Things!

I love Sunday mornings. I've already been to Target and had some Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Mocha coffee and now I'm ready to grade some papers and watch Sunday football. Before hitting the couch with my grading pens and teacher bag, I thought I'd should share a Peek at My Week thanks to Mrs. Laffin's Laughings as well remind everyone to enter my 100 Follower Giveaway!

This week, we're going to continue reading our class novel Rules. We're only just getting started with our read aloud but already our students are loving Cynthia Lord! This makes my heart sing! Students will be starting their book club novels in class on Tuesday! 

In writing workshop, we're already behind...story of my life. We've been gathering ideas for our personal essays and this week we're going to work on writing out a thesis statement and planning out our essays.

In social studies, we're continuing on with our Native American unit. This week we're going more in depth with our cultural regions and going to do a jigsaw reading activity to split up the work load and have students practice speaking and listening skills. At the end of the week, student groups will create mosaics that represent the cultural region they studied! One of my favorite projects! Don't worry, I'll link up with Diane at Fifth in the Middle's Native American linky party once the kids create their mosaic masterpieces!

For our word work, we're starting our second week of Mentor Sentences. Our students did such a fantastic job on week one! I'm so happy I purchased the first 10 weeks from Jivey! You can see a preview and get all the information on her Mentor sentences on her blog Ideas by Jivey! They are fantastic for teaching grammar and author's craft! We're also working on prefix "Anti" this week in class. But I haven't filled in that section of my planner as you can see.... I'll tack that on to my "To Do List."

Don't forget to enter my 100 Follower giveaway for a chance to win a Target gift card and a few of my favorite things! Here are a few of my favorites that will come in your care package!

Cupcake pencil sharpener and mini-pink sharpie. 
You can't leave home without your sharpie!

Scentos Blackberry scented gel pens! They smell so delicious! 
Don't use them around lunch time! 
Plus some cute light bulb post-it notes and a chevron pencil box!

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Have a wonderful Sunday! Who Dey! 


  1. Yay for 100 followers! I love the chevron pencil box! Super cute. Don't feel bad about the writer's workshop I'm behind as well! That tends to be my life story!


  2. I love me colorful crates for organizing files & things in my room. I also like getting new sharpies & stickers every year...can never have enough! Love finding things in the target dollar spot! :). Great blog Amanda!

  3. Congrats on 100 followers! YAY!!

    I read "Rules" with my class a few years ago and they loved it! It is such a good book.

    Thanks for linking up and giving us a peek at your week.

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  4. Congratulations on your 100 followers! How exciting!
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  5. Congrats on 100 Followers--now 101!!! I discovered you through Kasey's blog. The favorite thing I picked up for school this year are slates from the dollar bin at Target . . . my 6th graders love writing their quick responses on them, lol . . . and it gives me such a fun and easy way to assess where they're at!

  6. Way to go, Amanda! I know we share a mutual love for flare pens. They just make everything better!


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