Friday, September 14, 2012

This Week in 4th Grade...and a Giveaway!

Hello Peeps!

I hope you all have had a wonderful week in school. We worked really hard this week, learning about our state government, shapes, angles and graphing, how to work through our centers during Literacy block, as well as practicing our listening skills. Take a look:

For our Social Studies, we have been talking about the three branches of the government and their jobs/roles and responsibilities. I am using Buzzing with Ms B's Government Pack for this...it's an awesome resource for 3-5!

I switched this from US Government to our State Government...but sorry! you can't see!

 We have also been reviewing Shapes and Angles...My kids did an AWESOME job with the angles...they knew them all!

When I made this last year, I did it with triangles...so I covered them up for this year!


 We also started our Reading Rotations! They've been doing a fairly good job with it...On Wednesday I timed the rotations and walked them through it, and today and yesterday I told them to move on once they finished one...it went pretty well!
 These are our Rotation Bookmarks...they will have them for a week and rotate through every day. I doubled up on the EEKK Reading to make sure I had enough friends to EEKK Read :) Read to Self is last, so if they haven't finished any work from previous days, or if it takes them a really long time, they are not missing any critical assignments.


On Monday, I noticed that I had surpassed 150 followers! Therefore, a giveaway! The Prize: a $15 giftcard to Amazon. Time frame: From tonight to Tuesday Night. I'll pull a winner Tuesday/Wednesday and announce it then. Good Luck!

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Smiles and Sunshine,
Kaitlyn

28 comments:

  1. Congrats on the followers. My favorite subject to teach is math!!

    Brittany
    Stickers and Stamps
    brittany.knechtel@gmail.com

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  2. I love the two subjects that I'm lucky enough to teach to all our 5th graders: Reading and Social Studies!

    Young Daze in 5th Grade

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  3. Your activities are great! Definitely pinning! Congrats on the followers.

    My favorite subject is reading.

    Tamara
    Life's A Beach in First Grade

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  4. My favorite subject to teach is definitely math!

    Mindy
    mwells@ourwayschool.com

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  5. I really like those foldables. I think we shall like to do something like that in the future.

    Ummmm going to sound silly here but I dunno what a GFC is ( in your giveaway part where it needs a name, so I just popped my real name in there. LOL

    I'm also a new follower. I make 154. :o) I know it's always lovely to pick up new followers. Nice to meet you.

    The Paper Maid



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  6. Oh, I have to come back and comment again.

    My favorite subject to teach is Reading.

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  7. My favorite subject to teach is reading!

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    1. I'm so glad I came across your blog! I teach 4th as well and I'm your newest follower!

      Marie
      Beach Lovin' Teach

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  9. I love teaching reading as well. I like all of your foldables!

    Kelly
    Teaching Fourth

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  10. My favorite to teach has been math. Unfortunately I'm not teaching it right now.

    Heather

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  11. My favorite to teach has been math. Unfortunately I'm not teaching it right now.

    Heather

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  12. Congrats on reaching 150 followers! :)

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    1. My favorite subject to teach is reading!

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  13. Hooray for reaching 150 followers! Love this post, the rotation bookmarks are awesome :) My absolute fave subject to teach is Math. So many different ways to teach it. kingdomfirst4@gmail.com

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  14. Congratulations on reaching 150 followers. I just found your blog through the Clutter Free Linky Party, thanks for sharing your pictures. I use foldables in my class too, it's nice to see how other teachers use them. My favorite subject to teach is reading.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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  15. Love your Branches of Government! SOOO darn cute!

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  16. My favorite subject to teach is reading. Congrats on 150 followers. :)

    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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  17. I love teaching Math! I have a lower crew this year and they are so much fun. They really love hands-on and I do too!

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  18. I love the rotation bookmarks! I think I need to make something similar. Right now, I'm letting them choose their own order. What is happening so far is that almost everyone reads to self first, then reads to partner, then does word work. There aren't enough word work supplies for that!

    -Dani
    A Place to Thrive

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    1. P.S. I'm your newest follower!

      And my favorite subject to teach is writing! Come over to my blog to check out my post about writing!

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  19. Oh my goodness!! I love your rotation bookmarks!!!! What a clever idea!

    I found you through Kelly @ Teaching Fourths Link up! I teach 2nd grade but teaching reading and language arts are my passion, as it looks it is for you, too!

    ~Sarah
    Wishful Teaching

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  20. Thanks for linking up! I hope to see you again Friday!

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