Friday, October 26, 2012

Teacher for President

I learned a lot about myself today through the opinions of my students.
They shared why I would be a good president.

Love #1
She knows when to tell us to stop talking

Other words of wisdom for my qualifications to be president via my 3rd graders.

*My teacher makes good disigions (decisions).
*My teacher makes good speeches.
*She knows what she's doing.
*She likes the color burgundy.
*She would be a great president because she is very smart and reasonable.
*She would look cute.
*She would be calm.
*She has a great sense of humor.
*She handles things well.
*She is very confident.
*She would still teach while being president. (I think NOT)
*She likes to do fun PE.
*She loves children.
*She helps make students smart.
*Lastly, she can outsmart anyone!

I'm having a Trick or Treat Sale.

All items in my store will be 20% off this weekend.
You can grab my election packs, Halloween goodies, or my new Veterans Day pack.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

V is for Veterans Day

It's time to honor our veterans.  Here's my Veterans Day unit that includes letter writing, a poster, acrostic poem, a holiday overview, and ABC order dog tag badges.

You can get it in my store

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A song of honor: Before You Go

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Countdown to the Election

I just made an I Have Who Has Election theme set.

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And if you missed my last post there's this:

 Aso, here's a 5 page election writing prompt pack!


Cute kid quote:

One of my students wrote in response to character traits of a president:

"Well I think the president would need a squeaky clean record."

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Election Ads

Election time fun is here!
 My students created TV ads for a candidate of their choice and then wrote a persuasive speech to go with it. We talked about catchy slogan writing and selling your candidate. This was one project every student wanted to get right to work on. Some picked to write about an animal or cartoon character and others chose to write about themselves or a classmate as a candidate. So fun!

You can get this unit {HERE}

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The lead in to this lesson was the wonderful book Vote by Eileen Christelow.
Her website has lots of election links too!

I've linked this up with Erin's Linky party

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Halloween Bingo

Want some Bingo fun for Halloween?
Check out these cuties I found from Artsy Fartsy Mama!
At school we don't dress up in costumes, but I still plan to add some festive fun for the day.
These will be perfect.

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Leaf Writing

I think fall like weather has finally made it's appearance today.
I hope it sticks around. I'm sipping a pumpkin spice latte, as I share a fall lesson my
class did this week. This idea was inspired by Doris over at Third Grade Thinkers.

 First, I asked my students how many of them ever look at the clouds and imagine or "see" another item. We went outside and practiced just that. After the cloud observation,  I handed out fall colored die cut leaves, and had students make a leaf picture to create a story. What imaginations! Take a look.

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A bird

An acorn on a tree

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A campfire...this one impressed me!

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An eagle

"Leaf" me a comment if you wish!

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Monday, October 1, 2012

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