Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Peek at My Week {October 20, 2013}

Thank for stopping by to check out A Peek at My Week, my weekly linky party to share what you have going on this week.

This will be a busy week for me!

I am so excited for my students to publish their Mystery Narratives this week and we will celebrate with a Publication Party on Wednesday!  We have invited pretty much the whole school staff to stop by to read their mysteries and the kids are super excited.  I am truly impressed at how much work they have put into their stories and how well they turned out.  Not one student complained about having to revise their story -- twice -- because they could see it got better and better every time.  :)

Clip art from Krista Walden, Creative Clips

Then on Thursday we take our first field trip to Old World Wisconsin to learn about Wisconsin history.  This is a great field trip (it's only about 40 minutes away) for students to learn about life in the "old days" and to help build background knowledge.  The best part is that they get to have a tug-of-war with a bull.  {Hopefully, no one will end up in a mud puddle like past years.}  Unfortunately, the weather forecast calls for highs in the 40's....BRRRR! 
Historic Farms
Crossroads Village

How about you?  What do you have planned for the week?  Share some of your highlights with the rest of us and link up!


  1. It looks like you have a fun week ahead! I think it's awesome to have students who see the positive results of going through the revision process.

    Have fun in Old World Wisconsin!

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  2. 1. What a fun field trip you have planned. My dad was from Wisconsin, and I so wanna go there some day to see where he grew up (in some tiny little 200 people town).

    2. How, oh HOW, did you get your kids to revise, not once, but TWICE?? And they actually made good, appropriate changes??!! Not just change one word here or there? You must let me in on your secret here. Perhaps you should bottle and sell it too. : )

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  3. I love field trips...but boy are they so much more tiring than a regular school day! Hope you have a great trip! And a nice relaxing evening after! :)
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  4. What a fun field trip! Have a great time with your kids!

  5. I would love to go on your field trip! Have a great Publication Party! That is a great idea and one that I am going to incorporate into our December conferences:).

  6. What a fun field trip! Enjoy!!

  7. Sounds like a great field trip! And HOW did you ever get them to revise TWICE?!? Even when I've had a class full of great writers, getting them to revise is always a struggle!
    Chalk & Apples

  8. OMG. Jennifer. I think I've been calling you Kaitlyn for like weeks or something. Wow. Talk about a space cadet! I'm so sorry! LOL
    I'm Lovin Lit


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