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Since Halloween was Nevada Day, we had a three day weekend! Woo Hoo! I got to spend the day with my kiddos and one of my students (his mom had to work and he is buddies with Luke, so he spent the day with us). We had a fun-filled day!
We started at Build a Bear where Luke got Olaf and a new bear (I of course forgot to take a pic of him - grrr!). My student got Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon. I DID remember to take his picture since I was texting his mom with them throughout the day.
Next up was the movie theater where we saw Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. If you haven't seen it yet - you must! It was so funny! Even my hubby loved it!
Finally, we ended the day with a ride on the Ferris Wheel at Scheel's (a sporting goods store).
We had a half day professional development class, so I had to have a sub this week. One of the activities that I left was this Pumpkin Pie Pronouns Roam the Room from Teacher's Clubhouse.
The sub said it was by far the best activity she had ever seen in sub plans. The students loved it, were engaged, and learned more about pronouns. What's not to love? Note to self - Include more roam the room activities in my sub plans!
Because my PD was in the afternoon, I actually posted these around the room while my students were taking an assessment. They were so curious about them, I knew they would be engaged for the sub.
We have been working on elapsed time this week using t-charts. T-charts have been the BEST way to teach elapsed time. I explained more in this post here.
Recognize Toothless? LOL!
The Book With No Pictures is HILARIOUS! It was another hit with the sub. The Stink books are quite the hit in 3rd grade right now, not just in my class but the others as well. I have a few students from other classes who come down to borrow them. We are currently working on a fairy tale unit, so a few of the books were for that, and the new Ivan book was a must have since we will be reading The One and Only Ivan later in the year.
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