You must start off with a great cup of coffee. I know it is a given, but it is so important. A little Irish Cream in your coffee really hits the spot.
You want to find a good work place to get in your "workout." I was hoping for the coast in our new (but used) RV, but since it was in the shop getting ready for us, I settled with a front yard view.
The Winter Olympics
I made amazing strides on this webpage. I wanted to have each event listed and some links that students could use. I'm rather proud of it, so please check it out by clicking on the picture above.
My Sea Life page is coming along nicely. It is not finished, but it is much closer. Take a look.
Trout Story and Workbook
This Trout book started out as a booklet we got from the Fish and Game department. The original book was about salmon, and we actually raise trout in the classroom. So I wrote one to go with our students. It was a work of love, and it took about two years to write. I'm very excited about it, and can't wait to use it again in order to do a final revision. I am also in the process of writing an answer key to help other teachers who may use this book.
I love the way the point of view changes from Tori, a rainbow trout from our classroom to her cousin Tommy, who starts out in a river up north. The points of view are very clear for student readers. To help with this, the font actually changes when the different fish are doing the talking.
Each chapter has a set of vocabulary and comprehension questions.
There is also a math component.
And I love integrating technology
The field trip is our culminating activity, so students will reflect on the day they release their fish.
Poetry was a tough concept for me when I was a student. That is why I just love this fun fish poem lesson. It is easy to use and all students have success writing the poem. The end results are always very good.
Students research 4 fish with this pictorial dictionary, and then write a poem as if they were that fish. It's fun and students are very successful with it.
This easy-to-use templates helps all students be successful.
Here is an example:
I think this is such an important concept for students who study any type of social studies. I have my 5th graders work on a foldable landforms book and add maps to the back of it so they know where the actual types of land can be found. This is a project I have been working on for quite awhile.
I just discovered that many TpT sellers are pinning special deals with #RingIn2018. Of course I had to jump on the band wagon. Everything I have been working on during the holidays is being introduced with this code. I have added a few other things too. Click on the link, or the picture above to see what products I have set at one dollar. I will keep these dollar prices until Tuesday, January 2nd. Now I'm off to catch of few deals as we ring in 2018.
Happy New Year!