Sunday, April 22, 2012

Non-fiction Reading

This quarter I am trying to focus on getting my students to read more non-fiction books and texts. Something that has really helped is gathering a collection of children's magazines (sports, science, nature, etc.). I have these available to students during Read to Self time. I know they are enjoying themelves flipping through the magazines, but I felt that I needed evidence that they were not merely flipping through pages. I made the executive decision that I would focus our reading literacy station on non-fiction reading. I generated a worksheet that students will use to respond to two articles of their choice from the magazine they're reading. I kept it pretty basic. I am making this sheet available through my TpT store. If you want to check it out just click on the picture, and it should link you straight to the product page. I will keep you posted on how this goes. Later y'all.

- Miss Molina

Monday, April 16, 2012

Finally I'm able to post again!

I am so sorry I haven't been able to post in so long. I've been working on a final project for grad school. It has literally taken over my spare time. Hopefully, over the weekend I'll be able to post some school related ideas. Until then, let the countdown towards the end of the school year begin.

Miss Molina

Monday, April 2, 2012

Home, Sweet Home!

Hey ya'll! Well it's official, my kids are finished with all their standarized testing. PTL!The poor things were so tired by the end of last week. They came in a little rowdy today, but we only have 3 more days before break. It's completely understandable; they are dying to be out for break. As am I. Well since we haven't been up to much I decided to give you a little glimpse of my home away from home. I took the opportunity to take these after my kids left on Friday. I have a couple of little helpers that are just as OCD as I am. Bless their hearts; they are a big help when it comes to keeping our room clean. I hope you enjoy. Hopefully, I'll be able to post some interesting activities the kiddos may be up to.

By the way, please check out my TpT store. I have only a couple of things up there, but they've been pretty useful. I hope to post some more over break. Several needed a lot of revamping. Talk with you soon.

Pictures of my Castle