Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jumping Words and a Linky!

Christmas break is so close it is palpable.   My kids were really,  really freaking nuts excited today.  We sent home our request note for our "winter party",  so they we were all pretty sure it was going to happen at some time TODAY.   Oh my goodness.  And tomorrow is my evaluation for the year.  Hmmm...  I think I could use some prayers. 

This week we are working on my Auntie Claus Unit.   If you don't know this book,  you need to get it!  It is favorite of my own children as well as my kids at school.  It is so sweet.   Today we worked on context clues.   I have really incredible readers in my class this year.   They are reading pretty big books, and sometimes are coming across words they are unfamiliar with,  so we did a little lesson on skipping the word that is giving you trouble and then deciding what it means from the context.   Since second graders are very concrete still,  we used this little piece of my unit to work on them.   I printed out sentences with words that I didn't think they would be familiar with - frigid, spatula, and stethoscope.   Each word had it's own page.   I laid the sentences out on the floor and students came up and read them.  As they read a word, they stepped on it.  When they got to a word that was unfamiliar they physically skipped over it - then I asked the other students what the word meant.   They got it.   It was a beautiful thing.  

When we were finished we did the context clues activity in my Auntie Claus unit.   You can find it here.
I found this adorable Linky Party tonight.  So I thought I would link up.   I love jumping around and reading everyone's posts. 
I think this is about second grade.   It is safe to say my parents were not big scrapbookers,  and our pictures are all jumbled in a gigantic box without dates.  So this is my best guess at second.   
and this is me now..Okay, maybe not yet,  but that is how I feel today.   That is actually me dressed up for the 100th day of school one year (we all dressed up like 100 year old women).  
I really have almost no pictures of me (except dressed up in very odd costumes),  I hate having my picture taken. (like I will wrestle the camera from you). So I have this shiny one,  and that will have to do.  I don't think I am usually this greasy looking,  but perhaps I am.  
Click on the link above to join in the fun!
Happy Hoppin'!

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  1. Super cute picture! I think you still have the same cutie face! And I am right there with you on the "Take my picture and I will punch you" stance. lol I DO NOT like having my picture taken. Kinda sucked it up for the DC pic though. :p

    I replied to your comment on my blog! :)

    Bren P.
    The Teacher Diaries

  2. So cute!! Love your 100th day outfit. What a fun tradition! :) Thanks for linking up!!

    Second Grade Sparkle

  3. I love the pictures of you! The 100th day picture is great! I want to do that one day! I'm your newest follower!! and I entered your giveaway! Thanks!!

    The Teacher in Me