Sunday, February 26, 2012


In honor of leap year, I am joining many bloggers and teachers in having a sale on my TPT store. All of my products will be 20% off from Monday the 27th-Wednesday the 29th. On Wednesday though, the products will be an additional 10% off if you use the code: L2P9Y
It's going to be AMAZING! 

This past week was pretty great - we did a lot of inferring, an author study on Ezra Jack Keats to go with our African American history unit. If you haven't checked out Abby's inferring units, I highly suggest it. She has some amazing ideas! Here are some pictures of what we did!

My students loved using the evidence to infer what Tim did on his snow day!

These questions led to some great discussion about what really happened on the snow day! We also made a time line, which led to more great discussion, but I forgot to take a pic!

Our culminating project for the Ezra Jack Keats author study was making our own goggles (made with 4 pipe cleaners) and writing our own Goggles story (inspired by Goggles) and illustrating by collaging color, magazines, and different kinds of paper, like Keats. My students were so into it and the stories are hilarious! Some students changed the goggles from motorcycle goggles to swimming goggles, regular eye glasses, and ski goggles! I am in the process of putting together a packet for the author study, so stay tuned for that :)

This was just a quick turn and talk activity we did after we read about 5 of his books and watched a brain pop video. 

I am really excited about this week! We are celebrating the 100th day of school on Monday and then Seuss day on Friday! I think it's going to be a crazy week, so hopefully I'll be back with a post at some point soon!


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