03 September 2012

Happy September!

September is here and I love Labor Day weekend!  Despite the fact that each Labor Day weekend is spent completing progress reports, I've got to say that this break is definitely well deserved.  However, of course I have to come down with some "annoying little sinus bug" where my nose won't stop running this weekend!  Oh well, here's the latest September Currently:

Also, in my planning to teach 4.RL.7 ~ Make Connections Between the Text and a Presentation, I created this Anchor Chart to assist with my instruction this week.  I'm thinking I'll tie it into a high-interest closed captioning script (maybe Toy Story?), we'll read the text and then describe some strengths and then we'll compare it to the visual presentation, and once again describe how strong it conveyed certain aspects.  I hope the visual of "clear" as water, "foggy" like iced tea, and "unclear" like coffee registers with my kiddos.  This was something that my high school math teacher said to us a lot and I'm finally going to try it out with 4th graders!
download the Anchor Chart components here
Live Strong this September! ;)


  1. Very cute anchor chart! It's so crazy that y'all are already doing progress reports while I'm getting ready for the first day of school tomorrow. Glad to find your blog!

    Don't Let The Teacher Stay Up Late

  2. Mimosas at the pool sound fabulous!I actually had on this weekend too as we had hair and makeup done for a wedding:) Your anchor chart is great and I am sure the kids will get it. I LOVE your handwriting! I am your newest follower.

    The Resourceful Apple

  3. To answer your question... you get sick when there is no school because it's more important that you're at school! :) I'll update your button on my page tonight!

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth

  4. Hi!! I am so happy I found your blog. I am an 1st year teacher to 4 grade , well Im really not but it just has been so long since I taught it!! Anyways, I just finished purchasing the greek and latin roots and Oh I'm in love!!!!

    Thanks for sharing your great ideas :)