Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Asking Questions

This week we are working on Asking Questions while we read...something that is a little easier for the kids to think about!

I have some, Why didn't we have a delay yesterday?
Why didn't the plow clean the roads correctly?
Why did the snowbank want to fight?
and Why is it going to take longer to fix my car with less damage?

That's right...I'm on a streak. I go ten years without having any accidents and I have 2 within 6 months.

I slid into a snowbank yesterday while I was making a turn onto the street where the school is yesterday, and had to be towed out. My front bumper came almost completely off and is currently awaiting repair (they told me I wouldn't get it back until Valentine's Day!!!). However, there is loads less damage than the last time (and it's about 1/2 the price), so I'm not entirely sure why it's going to take just as long.

Right now I have a huge Dodge Journey...I can seriously fit my entire class in there (if we squished a little). I'm on the list to trade out for a car...I just don't feel comfortable driving it.

I did get a ride to school in the police car...and managed to time it so I was walking in with the kids (I also waved to about 10 co-workers and 2 buses that passed me while I was waiting for the tow and on the phone with the insurance company) That part was fun! :)

So leading into the kids...asking questions is a lot easier for them. We did talk about how to think more deeply and ask Why? type questions instead of What does that word mean? type questions.

Of course, I had to create an anchor chart...

and a graphic organizer to go with it (the one they provided was not as thorough as I like them to be)...
Pick up your copy here

Thanks to Rowdy in Room 300 and Tonya's Treats for Teachers for the fonts and Creative Clips for the border!

They seem to be doing a great job so far...we'll see what happens when we take the test!

Yesterday's Outfit

Sweater: Kohls
Pants: JCPenny
Shoes: DSW

Today's Outfit
Sweater: JCPenny
Tank: Target
Pants: Kohls
Shoes: Endless

It was wicked warm here today (for January)...but super foggy! If the kids moved too far away from us on the playground, we couldn't see them anymore! It's not supposed be as warm tomorrow, so the rain might turn into snow. We'll see if I have to clean that huge monster in the driveway...

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. Oh no!! Difficult day!! I'm glad you are ok!! But, it did fit nicely into your lesson...ugh!! Big bummer!!

    Thank you for the freebie!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. Sorry to hear about your accident. I had a similar issue not too long ago. Two accidents in a year. Not so much fun! I have a Mazda 3 and the rental car they gave me at first was a Chevy Suburban. It scared me to drive something that big. lol So happy you are ok!
    Loved your questioning chart and graphic organizer. Thanks for sharing it. :)


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