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Five for Friday

It's time for Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching! Boy, am I glad it's Friday!  Here's a peek at my week:

The Good: I got to sing with my singing group! 
The Bad: it was a memorial service for one of our members who recently died in a plane crash. 

It was an amazing service, and I am even more in awe of this great man than I was before. The world has definitely lost someone very special. 

I did get to sing with some friends I hadn't seen in ages. I just wish it were under better circumstances.

I can't even begin to tell you how glad I am that these are done!  I haven't actually done all the paperwork, but I've done taking up class time with Running Records. Now I'm REALLY ready to teach!

My baby was in the hospital! After a gazillion tests and long waits, it was determined that the pain in her abdomen wasn't appendicitis, it was a ruptured ovarian cyst. Oh yes, she has strept, too. Poor kid was really in a lot of pain. I went down to Boston to see her right after school on Tuesday, and ended up spending the night in the hospital, and bringing her back to her apartment on Wednesday. Her boyfriend was right by her side the whole time. 

She's still not feeling a whole lot better, which has me worried. Between the memorial service and the hospital, this was a tough week. I wish life would slow down.

During a writing share this week, I had the kids choose one sentence from their work to read to the class. It came to my conclusion that we needed to work on what a basic sentence is!

So we did some oral writing!  We talked about the subject and the predicate of a sentence, and the kiddos created complete sentences to share orally with the students. We had some fun!

Of course, at the end of every sentence is punctuation! We show the period orally by holding out a hand that says "stop", along with "screech" sound effects. The kids caught right on, and had some fun with oral writing sentences with punctuation!


  1. Don't you love the feeling of accomplishment?! I was so happy when testing was done! Hope your daughter feels better!!!!

    1. Yes, I can't begin to explain how happy I am that testing is done!



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