Saturday, March 3, 2012

Dr. Seuss, Hunger Games, and a NEW blog!

I didn't get a moment to breath this past week! 
Not to mention find any time to post & blog hop.
I totally missed out on so many great posts and
need to play some serious catch and leave you all some comment love.
I haven't been feeling too great either and last night nearly past out.
I'm in major need of Spring Break, I'm collapsing between work & grad school.

1 more week!!!!!!! till break!!!!

My kids finished their Text Structure booklets and they came out great! 
We made out Dr. Seuss Figurative Language Foldables
(make sure to grab your freebie template if you haven't ye), and practiced for our state test.










We had some drama with our 6th graders. This group of kids have a sense of {false} entitlement.
They think they're in charge. We work with a specific cultural community and they think that they run the school not the teachers & admin. 

I got one of my friends & colleague at work to start blogging!!!!
Summyr is soooooooooo talented & creative!
Stop by her blog, check it out, grab a freebie, and leave her some love!
Tell her I sent you & become a follower!
She is a 4th grade teacher and has so much to share with all of us!


I'm working on luring a few more of my colleagues to join us here in blog land.

Last week I shared my blog, TBA, and the Virtual Teaching Expo with one of my grad school professor.
She thought it was wonderful & the next morning called me at work {yep at 7:30 am)
to invite me to collaborate with her next December at conference presenting the teaching blog world to IRA. I'm totally overwhelmed. It's such an honor and I'm a fairly new blogger.
It's a good thing it's not coming up anytime soon.


This week my 8th graders turned in their Hunger Games projects.
I purchased Tracee Orman's Hunger Games unit earlier this year and she had a list of suggested projects.
I paired up the kids and each pair picked the project of their choice.

Here are pictures of their projects:



 










District Trading Cards!!! They came ut amazing!



Tribute Trading Cards!






Portait from the arena


Poem


Map of Panem with  backline of the U.S map

Next week I'll be going over figurative language and that is by far my kids' favorite lesson of the year!
Can't wait to share it with all of you in the coming days!





10 comments:

  1. Hi Mor:
    Your grad school professor invited you to collaborate with her at a conference... of course she did! She knew who to pair up with! (YIKES! I'm not sure about the grammatical correctness of that one! I'm pretty sure it should be whoM).

    Glad it's almost break for you. You need some rest and relaxation. (You have heard of those words, right?)

    I've seen your Seuss foldables in lots of places. You're becoming famous as the Foldable Queen--AND a Sweetheart of Seussdom!

    Happy Weekend!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  2. Those Hunger Games projects are AWESOME!!! They really did a fantastic job on them! And thanks so much for the shout out! :) Do you mind if I post a link back to them on my website? It'll be on the other teacher examples page. Your students should be very proud of their work--I'm impressed! Thanks so much for sharing, Mor!

    -Tracee
    Hunger Games Lessons

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  3. Forgot to add that those district cards & sponsor gifts catalogues are pretty cool! (The pricing cracked me up! Love it!)

    Here is the link from my page: Successful Teaching of The Hunger Games

    Thanks for letting me share!

    -Tracee
    Hunger Games Lessons

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  4. Thanks, Mor for showin' me some LOVE! My mind is bursting with ideas for my blog! If only there were more hours in the day ;)

    TTYL
    Summyr

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  5. I love the look of the new blog! :) I also LOVE LOVE The Hunger Games! I think the Trading Cards look ah-mazing! Happy Weekend!

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  6. It was a super busy week for us, too! Hope next week is calmer!!
    Jennifer

    First Grade Blue SKies

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  7. How did I miss this post. Congrats on the new look and invitation to present at IRA. I attended my first year teaching. I would love to go again.

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  8. Your Hunger Games projects turned out to so AMAZING! Your new looks is so sparkly and fabulous- just love it!
    Rowdy in First Grade

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