It is 4:00 in the afternoon and I am laying in my bed… why?!! PURE EXHAUSTION! The hubs took Joelle golfing, so I have a few moments to blog and then nap 🙂 So, I’m going to do this speedy quick, because, let’s face… now that I have a 4 year old, naps are hard to come by after work!
I am pretty sure that my kids would be perfectly content if we just read Henry and Mudge books for the rest of the school year, ha! They seriously LOVE Mudge to pieces. One more reason I love 2nd grade… they fall in love with reading and so enjoy studying authors, series, etc! Today we made an anchor chart to describe Mudge. I actually made this chart last year and never used it! Since I see two classes, I just used sticky notes to write the adjectives that my students called out.
After we brainstormed LOTS of describing words, we went back and put stickers on the “juicier” words. We’ve been talking about strong words and expanding our vocabulary almost everyday, so they are able to recognize juicy words pretty well now!
Then it was time to make our Mudges! I hung the writing activity and chart on the inside of our door so that we could continue to refer to our describing words in class!
I need your help! This summer our family is traveling to Kenya on vacation. ❤️ I am looking for picture books 1️⃣ With Settings in Africa 2️⃣ African Folktales 3️⃣ Biographies ❤️ Here are some of the ones I have. Let me know what else I need below! 👇. Before big trips I like to read lots of informational or cultural books to my two kiddos 📚 It helps get them excited and invested in the trip. #picturebooksofinstagram ... See MoreSee Less
I am so stinkin excited about how April turned out!! We’ve got all the topics covered... Earth Day, Butterflies, Frogs, Poetry, and seriously so much more. If you haven’t tried Rooted in Reading yet, we think now is a great time to start!!! Queen of the First Grade Jungle 💚 #rootedinreading #firstgrade #1stgrade bit.ly/1stRiRApril... See MoreSee Less
Have you ever read Fiona’s Luck? I had never seen it before this year. It’s not your typical St. Patrick’s Day/Leprechaun story. Which is one reason I LOVE it. It’s about a leprechaun king who takes all of the luck from the people in Ireland. A girl named Fiona uses her wits to get a little face-to-face with the king. You just have to read it!! #rootedinreading #specialedition bit.ly/FionasLuck ... See MoreSee Less