We celebrated reading week this week and every day had 30 minutes of Stop, Drop, and Read. The weird thing about it was that my kids normally do Daily 5 and have incredible stamina - a sub once commented that they read non-stop for 50 minutes. So, you would think they could handle this. No... They groaned every single time the announcement came over the loud speaker and I had to bribe them with extra recess just to get them to read the whole time. GRRR!! Amazing what semantics can do. Nevertheless, some of them did enjoy their books.
We have been working on Close Reading and Response to text this week. We independently read an article about the dangers of soda.
Then we worked in groups to carefully read and discuss the article. One group noted that companies paid schools to sell soda. They labeled it "bribery" - I was impressed with their astuteness!
I have been working at Cody's school directing the Drama Club. While we were there he decided to tape Luke to a chair. Ahh .. the perils of being a younger brother! Luke was laughing the whole time, so I couldn't really be mad. I just did what any other mother would do and snapped a pic - blog fodder right? Don't judge!
And finally, I have a little St. Patrick's freebie for you! I am linking up with Teaching Blog Addict for Freebie Friday!
These task cards are perfect for reviewing for state tests, or just general instruction. You can get them from my TpT store here. While you are there, don't forget to like my store so you can be notified of new freebies and updates. Also, you will be qualified to win a $25 TpT gift certificate in my monthly giveaway! I will be picking March's winner soon!
Have a great weekend!