Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday night football, and still school tomorrow :)

Hello all it has been a hectic week to say the least, I teach in Tennessee and we are under a new evaluation system that is very intense (look up TAP rubric on the Internet), and my first evaluation was this past Friday so I have been busy doing paperwork, not to mention our grades are due by Thursday of this week at noon. YIKES!!!

Anyways I thought I would post today. Last week we did author's purpose, and I decided to make an anchor chart to chart our stories as we read them so that we do author's purpose with every story throughout the year. Here it is.

to make the PIE pop of the wall I cut a tissue box covered it with construction paper and hot glued it. This way we could use the clothes pins easily. Each week right before planning, the students turn in a picture to be cut for the clothes pin as well as telling me what they think the author's purpose was and why. I read them and pick the best ones to vote on at the end of the day, after we pack up we vote on where the pin should go and whose picture to use. They love this and it has been working out well. We are now three stories in and they are already starting to get better with their explanations.

Also, this past week I went to a Sally Ride Science Training, and just a little thing to plug, but I recommend anyone who gets a chance to go. It was really good, and gives you kind of a different perspective for Science.

Well I will let all of you get back to your very important lives because I have to help my hubby and fur child make a snack. :) Hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed week.


  1. What is the S for? I have never taught it this way before. I love the look of your chart I think I may steel it, my pie chart is looking very drab lately.
    Thanks! Denise 3rd grade FL teacher

  2. I noticed that "S" is for share-is that like a memoir or something? :)