On Monday this week my kiddos and I will start doing Mentor Sentences. I am really looking forward to introducing this class to the art of "noticing." We use it a lot in Writing Workshop-so doing it with grammar is a natural addition for me.
My kiddos and I will be celebrating National Talk Like a Pirate Day on Thursday. My students and I will celebrate this fun day by creating our very own eye patches. We will read a wonderful story that I shared with you two weeks ago, and we will be doing some fun free activities I found on TPT. You can check them out here. You can also check out this linky party at Frog Spot to get more ideas. I am planning on doing my first linky party to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day.
I'm also excited to share a science mentor text with you, Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes. I just purchased four copies of this text from Scholastic. I love the National Geographic for Kids Everything Series.
This series presents facts in a fun and engaging way. I love using these books to teach text features as well as content. I'm excited to have four copies...but I think I may order enough so every pair of students can have a book. Good thing I'm a Red Apple Teacher.
What are you up to this week?