I love the book Martin's Big Words. With MLK Jr Day on Monday, we studied him a bit (we'll study him more later in our historic people PBL project) and I showed them the video of the book. It has James Earl Jones reading the text and beautiful music in the background. One of my favorites to use every year! I highly recommend you check it out on YouTube.
We've been working on multiplication for three weeks now and this week students started spending more time working on story problems. See how I use differentiated multiplication story problems in my classroom... here....
We started our second whole class book study - The Chocolate Touch this week! I love this book and so do the kids! They find it hilarious and I love the break from our traditional Journey's reading series! Can't wait to finish it next week with them. What book studies do you do with your whole class? Write them below in the comments! I'm always looking for new ideas!
Last week, a student asked if he could clean up my Morning Message board. I said sure. He asked if he could erase it. I said sure. He asked if he could get rid of the "posty sticks." I said...what??? Apparently he thought post its/sticky notes were called posty sticks. We all got a good laugh out of that one!
I'm trying to become more active in the New Year. If you'd like to join me, check out my Instagram that I'm using to keep me accountable with my fitness journey - instagram.com/jjohnsongetsfit and also add me on FitBit! My email with the account is firstname.lastname@example.org. I love having new friends on there and participating in Work Week Challenges.
Have a wonderful weekend!