Sunday, April 6, 2014

A Peek at My Week {4-06-14}

Welcome to another edition of A Peek at My Week, my weekly linky party where you can share your plans for the upcoming week!
My spring break is over and that really is OK with me...Fourth quarter is my absolute favorite quarter to teach.  We have some very fun units ahead and the students have come so far this year.  This is their time to shine!

This week, we are beginning our Titanic Unit.  My students are always fascinated with this unit and it is a lot of fun to teach.  Here are some of the resources we will be using. (I'm including links to these products because I want to be helpful, not because I'm receiving any compensation :):
Great informational text!
Who doesn't love a good question book?
AMAZING cut-away pictures!
Whole class read aloud
Guided Reading
There are some fun resources from Teachers Pay Teachers too!
Titanic Bundle Pack (Tickets, PowerPoint, Quiz, Choice Boa
LOVE this product from Teaching with a Mountain View!
Titanic! NO PREP Nonfiction Text Features & Comparing Mult
I just found this resource from Erin at Lovin' Lit -- Can't wait to use it!!
Titanic by the Numbers: 20 Math Task Cards for Intermediat
I love to integrate the subjects whenever possible!
Here's a fun math FREEBIE from Teaching with a Mountain View!

Also, this week we will begin our salute to Poetry Month.  Last week, I learned of a great resource for teaching poetry throughout the year.  
Boy, I wish I had found this sooner!  There is one poem for every week of the school year.  The poems run from being silly (Jack Prelutsky) to more serious.  Talk about making my life easier!  I'll share more about our poetry activities later this week.

If you missed my post yesterday, I shared a great fundraiser that is going on to help our friend, Tori, from Tori's Teacher Tips.  If you get a chance, I hope you will check it out.  I picked up an amazing clip art package for only $12 which also helped Tori with the mounting medical bills from her son Mason's early arrival into this world.


  1. I have been known to teach the Titanic during our testing weeks when our schedule is all whack-a-doodle and the students always love it. Thanks for the great recommendations for resources! :)

  2. That poetry book looks amazing! I do a poem a week anyway, but it'd be nice to have all the poems in one resource with activities included. I've added it to my Amazon cart..thanks for sharing. The Titanic unit looks like so much fun as well! Thanks for inviting me to link up yesterday :) I had fun working on my post.

    Ladybugs Lounge

  3. I absolutely love the last part of the year too! Fifth in the Middle's April Close Reading Passage has a Titanic section too. I bet your students LOVE this unit! Have a great week!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  4. It looks like you have a fun filled quarter ahead of you! I'm going to do a fairy tale unit with my students here in a couple weeks after we finish our basal book. I will hopefully link up later today! :)

    The Journey of a Beginning Teacher

  5. I love the Titanic as do my students! I am using a Reading A-Z story called Titanic Treasure this week for reading groups! The books you have listed look like amazing books that I'm sure the students are going to love.

    I'm glad you ended up getting the Poetry Anthology. It truly is a lifesaver!

    Adventures in 4th Grade

  6. I love learning about the Titanic and am hoping that I get to teach about it next year! Thanks for sharing your resources!

    Sara :)
    The Colorful Apple

  7. This is definitely a unit that I need to add to my year!! I will use spring break to check out all your resources. Thanks for a great linky! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  8. My kiddos LOVED our Titanic unit--I just finished it last week. I definitely need to look into adding more components like yours. I need to check out your resources as well! Thanks for the link-up too!


    The Literacy Bug


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