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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hi friends!  I hope you are looking at either a 9 day vacation or a short week ahead.  Either way it's a nice little well deserved break for you!  I HAD to share my brilliant friend Deb's post over at our collaborative blog:  The Primary Chalkboard.  If you have ever asked yourself :  Where can I find some books CHEAP for my classroom?  Than this is the post for you.  You need to go read it - I can't wait to grab some more books to stock up my library from changing grade levels.  Swing on by and read about it. Save it as a favorite because you won't want to lose this bookmark! 

Click { here } to head over:

The website shows this map and all you do is click on your state/area to find them...easy peasy!

For more great ideas visit the Primary Chalkboard often for ideas/tips/giveaways and freebies!


5 for Friday

Friday, November 7, 2014
I'm so excited it's Friday!  It's been a busy, long week!  Here's what we have been up to:

This week we are learning all about main idea and details.  I was racking my brain trying to figure out a way to make a fun seasonal craft to use for it and ...I thought why not use my Turkey Craftivity from first grade last year and switch it up?!?  Well that is exactly what I did...

    turkey craftivity

Rather than have them do this exact craft I thought I could take off the legs and make the feathers - details.  So this is how I modified it:

turkey craftivity

As you can see it's very similar but works perfectly for third grade as a main idea and details turkey.  My kids were so proud of them!

My friend typed up some information on Thanksgiving and I handed these out to each table.  The kids took turns choosing which section to focus on for their main idea/details.

Main idea turkey craft  

Ok so have you all heard of Humphrey the Hamster?  Oh my goodness I can't even tell you how in love my third graders are with him!  It's a wonderful book series by Betty Birney. I have purchased about half of them and will be sure to get them all.  The writing is brilliant and we can't help but fall in love with this funny hamster.  You can find out more about this series { here }

This week resulted in the end of my daughter's high school volleyball season!  It was great fun and it was the first time I was team mom for her ever.  Such a great group of girls.  I love being a mama! <3

Anyone else out there use StitchFix?  Oh my goodness I'm obsessed!  If you don't know what it is:  basically it is a personal shopper that picks out 5 items for you based on your profile choices/styles you like.  They are shipped to you and you can pick none of the items or just a few or even all of them.  What you don't like you ship back ( on their dime ) and you have a very cute, sassy wardrobe.  Here is one of the skirts I got the end of October:

If you want to give it a try:  you can visit the site and use my link here to help you:

Lastly I wanted to share my November pack with you:  I do a What I'm Teaching pack for each month:  Here is my November one...check it out { here }

November print and go pack, thanksgiving

Head on over to Kacey's blog to join in the fun!  Tell us about your week and link up: