Sunday Smorgasbord: 11/1/15

Can y'all believe it's November? I feel like life is seriously flying by. So here is a little bit of randomness about my crazy life and my week ahead. 

1.
I created a new unit for one of my favorite books ever, Too Many Pumpkins! It's jam packed with meaningful learning. There is a prediction page that goes along with this very cool book trailer and read aloud. There are tons of activities to practice vocabulary, a summary sheet and sequencing cards, character traits at two different levels, and a comprehension game and worksheets. There are also comparison activities, and a lesson on different types of sentences. This week I'll be using this unit with my third graders. The great part of this unit is, I'll be using it with my intervention kids and my sweet teacher friend will be using it with her students who are quite advanced. This unit has many options.  And in the end, we're all having a pumpkin party! Pumpkin foods a plenty make this unit a win!  








2.
 I've also been doing all kinds of decorating.  I'm so happy that I'm finally filling our house with pieces I love.  I've looked everywhere for this desk chair I found on Instagram.  It's really cool and tufted and the back is burlap, which makes it perfect. I also got this beautiful little couch for our bedroom.  

We also got a new couch for our living room,  since my husband complained daily about the sectional I bought a few months ago.  Seriously, the man sent me out and said he didn't care what we got and then he whined every time he sat on it. So he picked out this instead. 
Ignore the lack of coffee table decor. There is more shopping to be done.
3. 
Of course I have to share my cute Trick or Treaters.  We approve of only one of these costumes. Go Buckeyes! 
4. 
We will also be starting to work on long vowel sounds.  I always introduce the long vowels with the "Super E." Have you seen this awesome video by Mark D. Pencil? The minute I saw it, I knew had the perfect lesson. 
First we watch the video. Then I give my students their super student glasses I purchased at Michaels.
Then I give them a mission to find word cards around the room.  They used their super vision and returned to the carpet with all of their cards. 
Next we do a super sort, sorting Super E words from the other words. Finally, My kiddos  apply their learning by highlighting the Super E words and we read them as a group.  
Here is a picture of the package of glasses.
If you would like this lesson with the sort cards and worksheet it's available here.
5. 
Finally, we are back in stock! The black chair pockets are in and you can check them out in my store. 




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