Hey y’all! How was your Tuesday? It’s been rainy, dark, and dreary around here. And, I won’t even mention the time change… because who can adjust this early in the game?! It’s 5:00 and feels like 9:00. Our whole family is in shock… including our pups. They are ready for their goodnight treats around 6:00 each night! And, I’m pretty much okay with it because jumping into bed at that time sounds GREAT!
With all this shock to my body I sure am glad that I planned in advance this week. I would not be able to make it if I were spending my nights getting ready for the next day! In fact, it ends up that I over-planned! That happens a lot to me because I forget that I only have ONE HOUR to teach ALL of language arts! Even though I over-planned, I still really want to hit Main Idea! Sometimes I feel like I move on from this before we really all “get it.” So, to help get the most in with the time I have, I started using these short reading passages from Read Works. These are free, and they are the perfect little time-savers. Of course, I don’t use passages all year, or even every week, BUT they are great when you need to hit a concept but don’t have time to read an entire book! Plus, they are leveled, which makes for a quick way to differentiate! I put them in our Smart Pals so that we can reuse for later this week and even next year 🙂
After my students read their short story with their partner, they wrote down the main idea/details in their spiral.
I ran across these Krabby Patty gummies when I was grocery shopping and knew I had to incorporate them somehow! So, once my kiddos were finished they had to answer two questions: 1. What does finding the main idea mean? 2. What are details? Once my kiddos answered that, they got to delight in their little treat 🙂
And, before I run off to grab dinner (Mr. Lemons *may* have ruined dinner tonight… he substituted beef bouillon for dried beef which didn’t work so well, BUT at least he tried, right?!) I wanted to show you what we’ve been up to in math.
We are all about time this week. We made this flapbook…
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