We are gearing up for Valentine's Day! Not just the pretty and fun parts, but the literacy connection to the big day. Poetry is always a great place to start! Try this poem in shared reading or partner reading. Fluency practice can be fun. Kids love this poem!
I'm it! DeAnne,, First and Fabulous tagged me so I'm in the game! Here are the rules: 1. Post the rules 2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself on the blog post. 3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged. 4. Tag 12 people and link them in your post. 5. Let them know that they have been tagged. Twelve Fun Facts
1. I love to can jams and jellies!
2. I love to travel.
3. Favorite cop show is Blue Bloods (love Tom).
4. Favorite new show-Once Upon a Time.
5. Loving Season 2 of Downton Abbey!
6. I have a 56 Ford truck that is beautiful.
7. I still can't drive a stick-shift (above truck has one).
8. I like beauty products too much.
9. I spend too much money on books.
10. I have too many blind-date stories..hehehe
11. I took scuba lessons and haven't gone scuba diving!
12. Pinterest is my new thing!
Now! To answer the questions:
1) What is your favorite recipe? (Would you like to share?)--oops that's 2 questions.
My favorite recipe is for no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies. Recipe here!
2) If you could have a profession besides teaching, what would it be?
I would write children's books! 3) Are you a sports fan?
I love my Clemson Tigers! 4) Do you have any hobbies outside of blogging and school related things?
I enjoy working out with my personal trainer. 5) What is something you won't leave home without?
I always have breath mints! 6) Where do you like to vacation?
The Isle of Palms in Charleston SC!
7) What is your favorite movie?
French Kiss- an oldie for sure! 8) Do you have a special talent?
Teaching is my talent. 9) Who is your favorite CHILDREN'S author?
I found a great post by Pat Johnson and Katie Keir that discusses four types of story conflicts. The blog, Catching Readers Before They Fall has a list of picture books that can be used for the four areas listed below.
Person vs. Person
Person vs. Self
Person vs. Nature
Person vs. Society
While you may not have to teach this standard, I believe the list is a good one and worth a look!
You can preview the entire book, Catching Reader's Before They Fall for free at Stenhouse. I already have and found it to be worth adding to my list of books to order soon!
I found this post from my Choice Literacy Newsletter. Every teacher should subscribe! There are plenty of good free articles, even if you can't afford to join as a member.
Amber at Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award! I love her blog! She has a great example of winter writing with a creative way of displaying it! The rules of the award are to link back to the one who nominated you and thank them! Then, nominate blogs with less than 200 followers!