Friday, February 28, 2014

Five for Friday

I had a great week! Here's a few of the cool things that happened!

I taught my first close reading lesson to first graders last week and they did so well! I based my lessons on work of some of my fellow colleagues (they blog over at Learning to the Core!) Anyways, we read The Hello, Goodbye Window and then focused our close reading on narrator and character traits. The kids were awesome and had fun, too. Here's some pics:

Looking back at the text!
Our anchor chart!
"I know this because in the story the girl said Nana took (gave) her a bath in the sink."

I'm super excited! I made a new Instagram account and have linked it up to my blog! You can see a few pics that I posted today, right over there to the right hand side of my blog. You can find me @bigtimeliteracy. Please follow! (I'd really like bloggers to follow me so I can find and follow you!)

 The Slice of Life Story Challenge is starting tomorrow! Do you follow Two Writing Teachers? Well, they are hosting a challenge for us to write every day in the month of March. I'm really excited, but also kinda nervous. I mean, some nights I come home and I'm just super tired...but I know I can do it. My month will start off with Farley's Currently tomorrow, and then we'll see where it goes.
Just want to share though: I may not always be writing about teaching-related topics! Perhaps my readers will get a dose of some of my daily (personal) life stuff, too!

I'm getting a blog makeover! Kassie, over at Designs by Kassie has officially put my on her wait list! I have so many ideas and I can't wait for it to get into the production stages...and how exciting will the reveal be? Eeeekkk! Can't wait! 

My blog hit 150 followers on Bloglovin! Now most people would have some kind of celebration and discount their TpT stuff, but I'm not amazing at Tpt, so I'm just happy to report that there's quite a few people checking out my blog! I'm super excited! One goal of mine this summer is to work on docs for TpT, but in the mean time, a big appreciation to all that stop by for some light reading each week!

That's all for me this week. Hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Hi Michelle. I found you through the link-up. We'll be reading the Hello, Good-bye Window next week in my 3rd grade class because it's an MCAS released item. I love the story! I know what you mean about TPT - I like to post products, but I can't bring myself to charge other teachers for them. I'm excited for your blog make-over - that is very exciting!

  2. Congrats on the 150 followers! I love reading your blog! (I think it is the Chicago connection)! :)


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