September 8, 2013

A Peek at My Week and a FREEBIE

Has it really been a week since last I blogged? School has a way of filling up my free-time... however, I wouldn't trade it for the world! Here's a "Peek at My Week" as I'm linking up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings once again.

This is not a typically busy week for a change, just a regular ho-hum week, nice to have now and then.

On Monday, my kiddos will start their new mentor sentences and receive new spelling words. I'm "catching up" both fifth and sixth grade with Latin/Greek roots as they had not been exposed to them in fourth grade and this is now a CCSS requirement. Last week we worked on AQUA; this week PHOTO. We're doing a Making Words activity each week and a definition foldable. Grab them below by clicking on the pics if you'd like to use them. This week's secret word is PHOTOSENSITIVE.

I'm looking forward to Tuesday as my sixers will start reading "I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic" by Lauren Tarshis. Although this is really a fourth grade level book, I promised them last year that we'd read this book come fall. It had been featured at our book fair last spring and I was able to get enough free copies for the entire class to read.  I created a Prezi to help us connect nonfiction with the fiction of the novel so that we are meeting the CCSS for Reading for gr. 6. Check it out below.

Thursday is actually my last day of the week. I'm taking a personal day on Friday so I'll have to make sure that I leave detailed plans for my sub and clean off the top of my desk... sigh! I won't be able to find anything when I return. LOL!

On Friday I'm heading to Alliance to spend the day with one of my all time favorite people, my former pastor who is a dear, dear friend. I miss him horribly! He was with us for almost ten years and got transferred two years ago when our diocese began downsizing. A friend and I are leaving early in the morning so we can get as much time in with Fr. Joe as we possibly can. I CAN NOT WAIT!!!

Saturday will be a day to throwback and relax and get my weekly lesson planning done since I'll be busy on Sunday. Our school is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Every few weeks there are special activities and worship services being held in celebration. This coming Sunday is an anniversary Mass and brunch honoring all the alumni. I'll once again be leading the singing at Mass.

I'm looking forward to my week and looking forward to peeking at yours so make sure you link up also with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings.

Happy Teaching,
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  1. Sounds like you are going to have a fun and busy week. My 4th graders love the I Survived Series. I actually just picked up two copies of the newest book in the series.

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  2. We always do a big Titanic unit in the spring and this is one of the books we read. The students are always mesmerized by everything Titanic. I know it will go well for you!

    Thanks for linking up. Have a great week (and a good visit with your pastor!)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  3. Love what you are doing for greek and latin roots! Anything to make vocabulary fun is very helpful for them and they love foldables!

  4. What a great way to use a foldable! Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!

    Linda Nelson

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