Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy Thursday :)

Hi, friends!

Unless you wanted to read my hastily thrown together sub-plans or my review of the the NetiPot, I don't have anything significant to post this week :(  Not even something cute for Dr. Seuss.  Figures I'd be sick during one of the most celebratory weeks for elementary kiddos during the school year. 

Here are some cuties things I found while blogstalking during my sick days, and some other odds and ends...
1.  If I had been well for Dr. Seuss' birthday, you bet your britches I would have been doing Seussical stuff that Rachelle oh-so-generously posted.  In fact, I did make a big pocket graphic organizer for There's a Wocket in my Pocket, but never got to do it as I was out the following day :(  Maybe I'll do some Seuss-themed stuff next week...

2.  I mentioned it already, but it requires another shout-out: I LOVE these homophone matches at Primary Graffiti!  They go great with my Wizard of Oz Literacy and Match Unit.
3.  Suzanne at Diary of a First Grade Teacher posted this adorable Smilebox slideshow of how she used the Mystery Box in her classroom!  I love it!

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4.  I love Finally in First's great idea for morning work that combines reading, grammar, and math all in one!  Thanks, Jenn!

5.  Of course, Michelle is always inspiring with her great ideas.  Read HERE about how she organizes reading in her room.  I'm up for anything with a Rainbow theme :)  {Another great idea, Michelle: let's organize our trip to Christmas Tree Shops!!!!!}

6.  April posted the cuuuuutest Zoo Unit with adorable art projects!  Filing this away for May!

7.  And you can't go wrong with anything from my sweet friend at First Grade Parade.  Cara's March Madness bundle is loaded {and I mean loaded} with great stuff for this month. 

8.  I finally got my scanner working {temporarily, I'm sure!} so here are the Contraction Kid Cut-Outs and the nametags that go with the activity.  Click on the pic to download :)





9.  Today is the last day of my 20% off *sale* on Teacher's Pay Teachers.  Check it out HERE

10.  I'm in the process of completing my IRB application to have my research project approved by the university I attend.  What a tedious process!  Has anyone else had to do this?  {I'm studying literacy and looping, btw, to see if students who loop perform better on literacy-related assessments than their non-looping counterparts.}

TGIalmostF!!!!

17 comments:

Jodi said...

Sorry to hear you are sick. No fun :( I'd love for you to check out all my Dr. Seuss stuff on my blog at www.fun-in-first.blogspot.com if you get a chance. I will be posting some more cuteness tonight :)

Jodi

Mrs. Buckley said...

Hello there, I completed my Masterd degree a few years back, but the IRB process haunts me even now...it is quite a process indeed. Best of luck to you! Thanks for including the slideshow.

Mrs. Buckley said...

Just realized my fingers got too speedy and I didn't spell Masters correctly...yikes!

Anna Brantley said...

I'm sick, too:( Hope you start feeling better soon! Please check out my blog, www.fun-n-first.blogspot.com. Cara's going to be giving it a much needed makeover soon so please excuse how badly it looks right now! Thanks for posting links to all of the cute ideas you've found...love it!

Elisabeth said...

Yes I just completed the IRB forms last semester and finishing up my paper now. Tedious is you putting it nicely! Those things are a pain! haha I'm doing my paper over direct instruction vs using music as a teaching strategy. I will be glad to be finished! Good luck with everything!!!

Elisabeth
www.missdelk.blogspot.com

Tickled Pink said...

Hope you start feeling better! I went back to work today after being out sick... This crud going around is the worst!

Michelle said...

Bring on the Christmas Tree Shops. Good thing I have a big car because it looks like I could do some major damage. Hope your sweet family stays well. Can we just get some Spring PLEASE? Oh and tell you mom her cake is A million times amazing! Love it!

Team Carroll said...

Girlfriend...THANK YOU for the printables!! LOVE!!! And good luck on your IRB application!! Sounds tedious for sure :) So happy you're feeling better, sweet friend!

Stephanie said...

So so sorry you are feeling icky!!! Do you know of any 3rd grade teachers who blog? Any ones that maybe I should add to my list? I just started my LAST 7 weeks of student teaching in a 3rd grade classroom - I am always looking for cute ideas!! :) Feel better soon!!

Sarah said...

Hope you're feeling better! I love your contraction kids :)

Mrs. Lutton said...

Babbling Abby - Your stuff is so cute. I want to be just like you when I grow up! :) Your contraction kids are very fun.

Julie

Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing the mystery box slideshow! Suzanne did a great job with it and I love you idea to make it. I just wish I'd grabeed one when I was at Target weeks ago! I just love your ideas!
F is For First Grade

NYCecelia said...

Sorry you are still feeling sick. It has been a tough year for viruses and Lord know we are exposed to it all.
Feel better soon!

Cecelia

http://ilove1stgrade.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'll be curious to hear how your research goes with the looping and literacy! We have just started implementing a pilot program of looping. Not every teacher in my school does it yet. I'm one of the first to volunteer and try it out. The first cycle was a success!! (Btw, I'm from KY too!)

iintegratetechnology said...

Thank you so much! Can't wait to try with my kids!

Kate said...

Thank you so much for sharing the kid contractions! I did this activity with my first graders and they loved it! This activity worked well with the different intelligences and learning styles.

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