Friday, October 10, 2014

Spookley & Columbus: Peek at my Week! (Five for Friday Style!)

Each classroom in our building participates in a school-wide
anti-bully campaign and this year, we are using SPOOKLEY as our
special guest speaker!  After a very special lesson from our school counselor we decided to write Spookley a letter and tell him how amazing he is!
And our project wouldn't be complete without adding some special ART too!











Now the very same day we worked on this project, 
I received an email from the very lovely Jennifer White saying that I just WON her SPOOKLEY bundle
Friends, this unit is so COOL and I can't wait to do more with it!    Be sure to add it to your TPT carts!
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Book Companion
Now, up next-
We are FALLING into Close Reading in Room 102!
Close Reading for the Fall (14 Nonfiction Passages)
A very sweet "firstie friend" (Jessica Tobin) shared this unit with me and I am falling more & more in LOVE with CLOSE Reading!  Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine my little first graders would be capable of handling such rigorous text- but I was mistaken.....in the best possible way! This week, we took a very famous historical figure and got busy reading!


Day 1 of our Columbus Day Close Read:
Cold Read of the Passage & annotating interesting vocabulary with our yellow highlighters.

Day 2:
A Warm Read aloud & completing a graphic organzier of our 4 favorite words from the passage!  
This sweetie was so proud, she asked to share it with the class!

Day 3:
HOT read aloud & test-dependent questions.
We also used our orange highlighters to identify the main idea & key details.
Day 4:
Partner reading, Fact Finder Writing, and a Ship in a Bottle art project!




Now if you enjoyed any of these awesome activities, you will find them next in my Columbus Day Five for Friday!
Power Passages {Christopher Columbus} Fluency, Writing, Ar
The amazing Katie Knight has this FAB power passage unit for sale on TPT!  This baby is JAMMED-PACKED with C.C. goodness!  Click on the image to grab it!

Don't miss this great freebie! 

Columbus Day- Ship in a Bottle Freebie!
 Our art project was inspired by this!  Click on the image above for this adorable freebie from Teach-a-Roo!
Columbus Day Voyage
Click on the image above to download Jodi's awesome Freebie LOADED with great activities!
Columbus Day FREEBIE - ELA & Math CCSS Printables
Now if you have been following me awhile, you know that a week could NOT go by without some LISA MATTES goodness!
Click on the image above to grab her FABULOUS FREEBIE!
http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2014/10/five-for-friday-linky-party-october-10th.html
Well friends, that's all for now!
Stay tuned....SPIDERS are invading Room 102 next week!

6 comments:

  1. Your Spookley letters turned out so cute! Thank you for the Columbus Day product suggestions! XO

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  2. It's ALL good! Julie--we have to be in the same building some year... I would love to collaborate with you.
    XXOO,
    Alyce

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  3. Your Spookleys turned out so stinkin' cute!!! Of course, your whole week looks amazing, as always. I'm in love with Jessica Tobin's Close Reading, too - we've just started using them, and they're just great. Glad to hear you had a great week, hon!!

    xoxo,
    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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  4. I love your Spookleys! You have the best posts! I adore your focus board! Super impressive! Hugs my friend. :)

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  5. Julie - do you have ANY IDEA how badly I need to squeeze the bejeezers out of you????
    Love. Love. Love.

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  6. I love Spookley, love your adorable projects with them, and love the whole dang post! You are amazing!!!

    Melissa
    First Grade Smiles

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