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Chances are you have a few football fans 
in your room.

Even the girls will love this game!

The footballs are programmed with a set of sight words but it comes with a blank set of footballs to add your own set of words.

Be careful not to fumble!

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Literature Foundations: Ada Twist Scientist

This is a great story to start your science off for the year.  Students can be inspired with Ada and her passion for finding answers.  

Students go outside and make observations and ask themselves questions. 
Why do ants live together?
How are clouds made?
What are the bumps under the leaf?

Now let's find the answer!
Learn to research ideas in books, online or even interviews!

Literature Foundations was developed out of the need to incorporate the love of literature and teach fundamental skills at the same time.  I have coordinated these skills to the Common Core State Standards.

Share a fiction title with your students for 3 days along with a nonfiction close reading article. The reading portion of this program is set up to take 20-30 minutes a day.  This allows you to incorporate guided reading groups into your day.  Guided reading is where your students will get independent practice reading books at their level. 

The writing portion should be given additional time.  Aim to have 30-45 minutes of writing a day.

This lesson plan is full of great activities to use with your class.  You will utilize fiction and nonfiction while addressing comprehension skills along with writing and grammar.

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Have a great week!

US Postcard Exchange Sign Up

I signed up for a postcard exchange and didn't hear anything back from them so... here is my own!

If you're interested click on the picture above to link to the google sheets.  Add your information. 
I am accepting three teachers per state.  If all three are taken you can add your name and email to the 4th tab the waiting list.

Where can I get postcards?
  • I got mine for our state tourism.
  • Check local stores (mom and pop shops) usually cheaper.
  • www.zazzle.com $1.00 each
  • Use blank postcards and have the kids draw (Staples)
  • Vistaprint (250 for $26.24)

While waiting for all the addresses you can start writing out your postcards.  You can have you or the kids write them.  I like to write a group note and then I type the message onto 2x4 labels.   Please try to send a postcard that shares something about your state, a fun fact or even a joke!

I look forward to doing this project with you!

5 Ways to Talk Like a Pirate

Start by ordering some goodies to make the day extra fun!
I got mine from Amazon this year however I've also ordered from Oriental Trading in the past.

Photo Editing Apps

What super fun!  I used Make Me a Pirate! App

If you don't have access to a photo app you could always use these blank faces and let the kids add their faces.  Have them write a pirate story!  Pick these up for free!

If you have a subscription to Reading A-Z you can download a reader for Blackbeard the Pirate.  This site provides lesson plans and worksheets too!!
There are other pirate options but some are at a much higher level. 


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