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A Fun Filled Week!

It's been a super busy week, and I've been neglecting my blog.  Many apologies to my readers!
I do, however, want to share some of the things I've done this week!
1. My baby turned 21! Yes, this has absolutely nothing to do with teaching, but it was pretty important to me! See THIS BLOG POST to see more pictures about the happiest 21 years of my life!

2. Building sentences We've done a lot of work with adjectives lately, and I wanted to have the kids use them in sentences.  This group of kids needed some structure, so I set up this pattern, and the kids did some awesome stuff!  Read some of their sentences below!

Aren't they awesome?

3. Finished a great book! This was my favorite book when I was a kid, and I was thrilled that the kids seemed to enjoy it as much as I did! (Click the image for a link to Amazon!)

We had an interesting discussion as we got close to the end of the story.  We realized as much as everyone was dying to hear what happened, we were enjoying the book so much that we didn't want it to end! (I'm sure you've experienced that, but it was great that the kids did!)
We finished it yesterday, and the kids immediately asked if there were a My Father's Dragon 2!  Well, it just so happens there are two!
I proceeded to put all my copies of the dragon books on the shelves, and I think I actually saw the kids drooling. I did remind them the school Library probably has copies, too. (I hope a war doesn't break out... they ALL want to read them!)

4. Updated a Math Game I had made this game a couple of years ago for something that more advanced kids could do on Day 100, but I decided to change the name. I had originally called it 100 Days Smarter. Since it's a great game for any day, I changed the name to Mental Math 100!  We've been working on Mental Math with 3 digits, so I thought I'd challenge some of the children with 4 digits, and they really took to it!  (Plus, they were really proud they could do it!) Click HERE for link!

5. Preview! I've got a couple of things in the works!

One is this awesome collection of Teaching Grammar products from Educents. It's not one of the most fun things to teach, but this collection will help the kids learn to love grammar!  Click image for link!

Second, there's another Bright Idea blog hop coming real soon!  

In case you've forgotten, go see THIS BLOG POST to see our Bright Ideas Blog Hop for February! None of these posts will go out of date, so if you haven't seen it before, get your Pinterest finger ready!

The March Bright Ideas Blog Hop has even more incredible posts for teachers of all ages!

Be sure to drop by Doodle Bugs Teaching for more Five for Friday!

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