Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Peek at My Week {2-23-14}

Wahooo!  This is the last week of February!  Even thought it's the shortest month of the year, it always seems to drag on and on.  Anybody with me??

Thank you for stopping by for another Peek at My Week, my weekly linky party where we all share our plans for the upcoming week.  Here's what I've got going on...
Reading:  Last week, I had planned on moving on to point of view.  However, after thinking about it more, I thought my kiddos needed more practice with text structure.  I used this awesome resource from Teaching with a Mountain View.  The passages were engaging and offered just the review I was hoping for!
After a quick assessment on Monday, I think we will be ready to move on to point of view.

A.R.:  Do you use Accelerated Reader at your school?  We do, and I absolutely love it.  This Friday is A.R.'s "Read the Most From Coast to Coast" Challenge. 
A.R. is challenging students to take 5 million quizzes on Friday.  At our school, we are challenging students to read 5 million words on Friday.  Last year, we read about 4.6 million, so I think we can do it!  To sweeten things up a bit, our 4th grade and has challenged our 5th grade to see who can read the most on Friday.  The grade that doesn't win will clean the desk of the grade that reads the most. (Yikes, I have seen those desks and it is not pretty!)  Go 4th grade!!!
Words to live by by Shirley McBride

To get the kids revved up for a day of reading (yes, all we will be doing on Friday is reading, reading, reading...the kids are so excited!!), my teammates and I will be preparing breakfast for the entire 4th grade -- scrambled eggs, sausage, bagels & fruit.  (Hopefully their bellies won't be so full that they fall asleep reading...)

Thank for stopping by!  I wish you a great last week of February...Bring on March!


  1. The day of reading sounds fun! Good luck with prepping breakfast!

    Pam @ Moments to Teach

  2. I share your joy about the end of February. I am soooo ready!
    Good luck in the reading contest. I love the fourth/fifth grade challenge.

    Fit to be Fourth

  3. I always enjoy reading about what you are up to in your classroom! Have a great Sunday!

  4. Hey Jennifer! I'm HUGE into AR, but I'll be out on Friday and will miss the day. My kids are *supposed* to have SSR that day, but you know how it goes when there's a sub.. we shall see!
    :) Erin

  5. I'm looking forward to Friday's reading challenge too! Plus it give us a great opportunity to meet up with our 1st grade buddies!!! :) See you tomorrow!
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  6. I love the fourth/fifth grade challenge! We use AR too, but won't be participating on Friday. We are holding a Read Across America day on Tuesday. We'll be going to the lower elementary building to read with those classes. I'm looking forward to an afternoon of reading. YEAH!
    On the Trail of Learning

  7. I love that you will be doing an entire day of reading!! :) So much fun!

    Friends of Reading-

  8. Thanks for the recommendation on text structure task cards! My class will be working on this skill in the next few weeks. :)


  9. I used the text structure cards as well, plus a freebie assesment and cumulative magazine idea from Teaching with a Mountain view plus I snuck in Deb Hanson's craftivity for my eighth graders as they learned this skill... what a great unit!

    Have a SUPER week!


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