.... from a small rural school in Elbert, Colorado.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

I'm Celebrating!

I'm celebrating with a freebie from my TpT store.  On June 6th I said that I would pick someone to get my 15 day read aloud study - "The World According to Humphrey" free when I reach 15 followers.  Well today is the day!  YEA!  I finally have 15 followers and I decided that instead of 1, I would pick all 15.  My product is free for a short time just for you (or anyone else that decides to download it).  Just click on one of the pictures or "TpT" above and that will take you to it.  I am working on lesson plans for quite a few read alouds right now including: "The Cricket in Times Square" (almost done), "Sarah Plain and Tall", "How to Eat Fried Worms", and "The Secret School." My favorite part of these lesson plans is the legal size vocabulary books with vocabulary written in context.  I feel like I can do so much more with my read alouds when I'm prepared.  These plans will help me know exactly what words are coming up and give me a way to use the words throughout the year.  I also love the character studies.  My students love being involved when I'm reading and these give them the opportunity to really pay attention to details.  With preplanning there are also some fun activities thrown in that will engage my students and create a love for reading.  Of course I haven't left out the standards.  Anyway, thanks for hanging out with me in blogland for the past month.  I'm so excited to be on this journey with all of you amazing teachers.


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  2. Hi! I am your newest follower! I love the Humphrey unit. I am going to use it to introduce my new class pet to my class this fall. Thanks for sharing!

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