Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Peek at my Week {Visual Plans for 9/15-9/19}

peek at my week 2014

A Peek at my Week[4]

I fiiinnnallly feel like we are in a little bit of a routine.  We have learned all but Listen to Reading in Daily 5, have built our stamina to 20 minutes, and I was able to pull small groups last week!  WooHoo!  PTL for the small things! 

I am excited for this week for a few reasons. #1 as you are reading this, I will be in Flagstaff (yea for cooler weather) celebrating the wedding of our little cousin Shelby, who isn’t so little anymore!  Shelby was 4 when my husband and I started dating.  I’m feeling a little old that she is old enough to get married but we are so excited to celebrate with family!!!!

#2 We are working on one of my favorite units in science and cruising along towards a super fun culminating project in social studies.  In science this week we will continue our study of rocks and minerals.  We will learn about they types of rocks and how they are formed by completing this cute little flipbook.

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Then we get to do candy comparisons!  We sent a letter home last week asking for donations of 3 types of candy and on Thursday this week we will enjoy 3 different pieces of candy and compare the candy to the types of rocks.


It is a super fun and hands on way to make connections!  If you would like information on this activity along with a few other rock activities, you can check out my “Rock On,” pack on TpT, just click on the pic below! 


This pack is also available in a bundle with 2 of my other popular earth science products.


  Click the picture to check out the bundle!
In Social Studies we are finishing up our maps lapbooks and moving on to landforms.  When our geography unit is finished I have created a super fun culminating activity.  I am all about project based learning and I would much rather have my kiddos show what they know by being creative and hands on than by taking yet another pencil & paper test. I will be posting it on TpT soon.  I want to make sure it is kid tested and teacher approved and that I have lots of fun pics to include before listing it!  
In math we will continue our work on multiplication and division and fingers crossed, math centers will be in full swing this week!

Click on my plans to download them.  After downloading the plans you will be able to click on all of the links and grab the freebies and check out the other products I’ll be using this week.




I'm off to the wedding now! 
 Happy Sunday everyone!


  1. YAY for settling into routines!! I think this is one of the things that makes the beginning of the new school year the most difficult. I love your rock activity too...going to check that out on TPT. Enjoy the wedding & safe travels! Thanks for linking up!!

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  2. Settling into routines is the hardest part for me. I feel like because I teach middle school and only have 49 minutes with them I am STILL working on this and we are entering in the 3rd week of school! I sort of feel like I have not done any content! Oh well...I think if I have strong routines in my class the rest of it will come easy! I love your rock unit! I wish I taught that!

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