Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Frankenstein Poetry (Freebie included!)

My class is loving poetry this year, so I decided to spice things up a little and let my big kids have craft time! I overlook crafting with 5th graders, because time just doesn't allow it, but I forget how much they love it and how it gets EVERYONE involved and engaged in the activity. Today, we whipped up a quick and easy (my favorite!) Frankenstein craft and wrote a poem that consisted of 3 stanzas. They turned out so stinkin' cute!




You can grab this free poetry template here :)



Monday, October 20, 2014

Bloom's Taxonomy Ladders: Non Fiction!




It's finally done! My Fiction Bloom's Ladders can be found here and you can grab the Non Fiction Blooms Ladders here. Don't know what these are? I've described how I use them and make them into a video game here. :) 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halloween Language Arts Centers

When I found these adorable Frankenstein containers in the Dollar Spot at Target, I knew I had to create some fun Halloween centers! Want to win the unit that contains 6 CCRS aligned LA centers? Head over to the facebook page and enter! Or you can grab your copy immediately by clicking here.




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Organizing Vocabulary Cards

Hey y'all! If you're anything like me, you LOVE the Target Dollar Spot. Seriously, it gets me every time! I find myself getting things that I have no idea what I need them for, because I KNOW I'll find something. For example, I always grab several of these things (I don't even know what they're called. anyone?)

Turns out, whatever these things are called are perfect for organizing vocabulary cards! I divide mine up by units. I also use them to store my blooms ladders and task cards. 





I'm sharing my 5 favorite things about fall over on Southern Belle Inspired, plus a new site where you can get discounted gift cards to stores like Target and Michaels! Come check it out and follow me on Bloglovin'! :)


Monday, October 13, 2014

Catching Up and What's in my Bag?

Hi y'all! Today I wanted to play a little catch up and update y'all on what's going on in my classroom. 
We have been knee deep in novel studies. We finished up Frindle and we are now tackling Shiloh. For Frindle, I created this story board to introduce the novel, brainstorm and predict, and talk about facts and opinions. It also generated a lot of excitement about the book!




We're now on Shiloh. Last week, we divided into groups and created a character chart of either the protagonist or the antagonist. They had to list at least 10 events/things that happened with that character, plus at least 5 traits with evidence. They did WONDERFUL! I made it a little more interesting by picking a winning group in each class and they received treats :) 








I've been working hard on my lifestyle/fashion blog Southern Belle Inspired. I'm sharing what's in my bag and my favorite types of handbags. Come check it out and follow me on bloglovin'! :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Nail Polish

Yep, this has nothing to do with teaching, but sometimes we need a break from all the lesson ideas and charts and data. Nail polish and fashion is one of my favorite escapes! Come over to my lifestyle blog Southern Belle Inspired and check out my top ten fall nail polishes :)


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What I'm Loving



Hi friends! I'm been slacking here lately on sharing what's going on in my classroom and I'm sorry! I have lots to share and I promise I'm going to share it all with y'all this weekend! For now, you can hop over to my lifestyle blog, Southern Belle Inspired to see what I'm currently loving :)