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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snowglobes, MLK, and more!

I've had my camera with me at school everyday this week, but I just can't seem to remember to get it out!!  Today I got it out and took pictures until my memory card was full. {I hate to delete pictures... just in case!}

So, here we go.  Stick with me, it's a long one...

Here is the great Thirty-One bag that I wrote about last week:

The mesh pockets on each end are my favorite part.  They are perfect for my cup!

Last week, we talked about snow.... although, we had no snow in this southern state of North Carolina!  These poor kids probably think I'm crazy.  I always talk about Michigan and the knee-high snow, meanwhile it's green grass and warm days here.  I think they did a good job with their snowglobes considering our current lack of snow. 
{I just love the sparkle!}
Do you love how my little ESL guy said "I would do a snow man." instead of build or make.

Are you still with me?  I haven't even gotten to this week yet....

This week we've been learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  My kids always enjoy learning about him, but they get really sad when they find out that someone killed him.  Here's the portrait we did today:

Check out my MLK unit on TPT!

This week we're also working on question words and writing asking sentences.  I started my week with a lesson I saw in a video online.  Then, I used the anchor chart from The Inspired Apple for generating questions {so cute}.  The next day I read "Where Do Balloons Go?" by Jamie Lee Curtis.  I was inspired by this video.  {I really like the lady from these videos.  Her name is Angela Maiers.  Have you heard of her?}

Here's my anchor chart to help students remember which words are used in a question:
I plan to cut this question mark out and mat it on black poster board to make it really stand out.  Last year I used a black Sharpie on green posterboard, but I like the look of this one better.  Of course, I'll need to fancy up my letters first!

Well, thanks for sticking with me.  That's been my week in a nutshell.  Did I mention I've also been doing assessments this entire week?!  I am so looking forward to having Monday off followed by 2 teacher work days!

--Mrs. Pollard


  1. I have that exact bag, got it a couple months ago and LOVE it!! The cup holder is the best :) and all the pockets to hold my stuff since I'm a travling teacher!


  2. I have that bag too! But I haven't used any of the mesh pockets or side pockets yet! Clearly I am not using it to the best of its capabilities, haha!!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  3. I did the snowglobe writing with my students this year too and I loved it! They turned out so cute :) LOVE your question mark with question words, simple idea, but ingenius! :)

    Lisa :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

  4. I have that bag too - although mine is the black and white polka dots - I also have a cup like your and love that thing!!!!!!

    Happy Almost Friday!!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  5. I think I need a Thirty One bag...yours is so cute!

    Sara :)

    Smiling In Second Grade

  6. Your bag is amazing!
    And I loved looking at all of your projects! :) Great stuff!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  7. I have a 31 bag just like that! It is the perfect teaching bag!

    Miss Klohn
    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

  8. Cute bag! I love all of your crafts too! Your kiddos are lucky to have you as their teacher! I would love to team teach with someone like you!

    I would love for you to visit me when you get the chance! I have TONS and TONS of *freebies*!

    Heather's Heart

  9. I grabbed your button and added it to your blog! I am a credential student and love looking at your blog for inspiration!!

    I love thirty one bags, I got one for christmas :)

  10. Hi! I have the same 31 blog! Love it! Already have another one for next year with a a matching lunch bag.

    I also teach first grade in NC.

    Now following your blog! You have such cute ideas. In my county, "craftivities" are frowned upon and it makes me so sad for myself and my students.

    Stop by my blog sometime.

  11. I forgot to ask. Tell me about your apron. I have worn one for as long as I can remember. I keep everything I need in it. I have a student teacher right now, & last week she started wearing one.

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