Monday, April 16, 2012

Will You Like Me Please?

Hey Chicks and Chucks,

Hope you had a great Monday - I'm not so sure "great" and "Monday" belong in the same sentence but perhaps you're a glass half full kinda person and you just LOOOOOVE yourself a Monday! 

I'm a happy teacher right now because I really like what I'm teaching in each subject.  I don't know if you're like me, but there's always one topic/concept that I'm teaching that I just don't dig 100 percent.  Right now, I'm in a total groove. We're working on geometry in math and they love all the hands on constructing and discovering that goes on with that.  In science we started our unit on air and weather and this is another hands-on unit full of lots of experiments and outdoor observations.  Who doesn't like teaching absolute location in social studies {okay, that's not exactly a personal favorite - but I do love teaching mapping}.

My most favorite of all is how nicely my nonfiction reading and writing units fit together.  If you're not familiar with Jennifer Jones you should really carve out some time in your evening {you'll need some popcorn, maybe a beverage of some sort because she has A LOT of goodness to share}to check out her blog, her original website and then her newest website.  I use her nonfiction features notebook to guide my instruction during reader's workshop.  We take one feature each day and really dissect it and talk about its purpose and importance.  Good stuff.  Here's what one of the pages looks like...




Once we have quite a few features/conventions under our belts we begin our nonfiction writing unit where we write a report on an animal of our choice.  It's cool to watch the kids put into practice, in their own writing, what they've been learning from their reading. 

On a completely different note...

So, I was wondering if I could ask you a teensy tinsy itsy bitsy little bitty favor? I started a Facebook page.  Come again?  Yeah, I started a Facebook page.  I'm sort of giggling as I type this because that seems like the "big leagues" to me...but I thought I'd give her a go. I don't have one of those fancy buttons anywhere on my blog so you'll just have to click {here} to head on over to visit and "like" me.  You DO like me, don't you?!?!  Prove it.  Prove your like for me.  Push that little button...wherever it might be.  That whole "timeline" business is REALLY throwing me off. 

Okely Dokely...

Have yourself a terrific Tuesday...

Did you go "like" me yet?

12 comments:

  1. I can't "like" you on FB- but I'll love ya on Blogger....I am too chicken to have a FB...it has been bad news for a few teachers in my area of the country:)
    Staci

    Going Nutty!

    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  2. I liked you!! Thanks for your comment today! I've been MIA for too long, I can't wait to blog again but I've got to get the homework done first!!
    Amy

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  3. wow!! THANK YOU for showing me, I mean us, that site!!!
    and of course i like you :)

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  4. Hi Holly,

    I "liked" you on FB and I put a link on my FB page and told my followers to come check you out as well.

    Sue :)
    theverybusykindergarten

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  5. I liked you on FB...but of course you already know I like you :)


    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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  6. I guess since I like you here I'll like you there!

    Hahaha! Only joking!

    I love you friend! You are a hoot!

    PS- I "like" you everywhere now!


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  7. I like you! I really do! I'll like you on FB too! :)

    Andrea

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  8. I like you, I really, really do :) (and on FB, too)

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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