Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Add TpT Note Pics & Linkies



Hi there! Lots of things on my agenda today so please forgive the long post. First I am going to show you how to add pictures to your TpT Notes to Followers. Then, I'm linking up to show love with a few blogging buddies. 





I hope all of the above made sense. I was going to do a tutorial video. If you'd prefer a video let me know. I will do it if it's a popular request. If you appreciate the tutorial slides above please comment below. 

I'd love to hear if anyone appreciates it! 



Moving on! 
Linking up with The Applicious Teacher
For HOMEWORK! 
Last year I struggled to get my 2nd graders reading for homework. I have a HUGE classroom library and each day for the first half of the year I would have them select a book at their level to take home each night. Something in my gut told me they weren't doing what I wanted them to do. I tried everything even a variety of reading logs. But my "Teacher Intuition" told me they weren't following through. 

So I started writing stories and attaching Textual Evidence Questions so that the children not only read, but they had to practice restating the question and citing evidence. With text complexity increasing with Common Core I began a mission to create complex text passages that I could use for Close Reading in the classroom and send home as homework to then revisit again for a different purpose. I first made monthly sets which I continue to do then I started the project featured above. 

Click the pictures to go directly to the product for more of a looksy and a more a peek to my youtube commercial for it. 

It has 60 high interest passages with tdq's, used for Close Reading & Text coding, and homework. Did I mention that it is 40% off until Friday? 


Linking up with Tried it Tuesday with Fourth Grade Flipper to get the word out about what I tried yesterday! Getting pictures into TpT Notes to Followers described above. If you appreciate it please let me know by commenting below. 



Linking up with First Grade and Fabulous and Collaboration Cuties below. 




In this book a little girl, Jamaica, finds a stuffed puppy at the park. The ethical dilemma Jamaica undergoes to give the puppy up is inspiring, motivating and teaches the important lesson of HONESTY! 




Also linking up with Covered in Glitter and Glue for What I Love Wednesday for being able to add pics to TpT Notes to Followers. 


Linking up again with Ideas by Jivey for Workshop Wednesday



I LOVEEE Daily Five. Last summer I created a bulletin board to focus on the strategies. My small group table was right in front of the bulletin board so kids were able to put stickies with their names next to the strategies they were working on. 





This post was a Smorgasbord of craziness! 
Linking up with Fab-u-lous in First to continue showing loveeeeee!  






Don't forget to link up with me too on Sunday for: 








All my products are 50% off the first 48 hours of posting. 

Common Core ELA products are 40% off for a limited time this week only. Close Reading Toolkit, 3rd Grade Close Reading, 2nd Grade Close Reading and Text Evidence Passages. 

Take a look at one of my Favorito Artists, Charlotte's Clips, big giveaway! Congrats to her!!! 







19 comments :

  1. What a great blog! I would have added you to my award nomination if I had found it yesterday. All the best.

    Julie:-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

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    1. You are so sweet Julie! I consider it an honor to be considered!!! ((hugs))

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  2. Great idea to use stickies! :)
    Jivey

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! I think it holds them accountable for their learning. ;)

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  3. Hi Amy,

    Thanks for the shout out for my big giveaway!!! You are so sweet. I just added you to bloglovin.

    Charlotte
    Blog:
    Charlotte's Clips and Kindergarten Kids

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    1. Yippee! I consider that an honor!!!

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  4. Love your homework idea - and you have them for 3rd grade!! Awesome!! I am snagging them!!!

    So many wonderful ideas in this post. Love the tutorial too.

    Dare to Be Different - Teach!

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words!

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  5. I love your blog, so I nominated you for the Liebster award! Check my blog post for more details.

    ~Tasha
    A Tender Teacher for Special Needs

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    1. LOL Thank you so much Tasha! I giggle because: How many times can you be nominated? I had two nominations on Monday!

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  6. I love your tdq activity pack! Added to my wishlist:) Also, thanks for the tip on adding pictures to TPT notes!
    Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! I appreciate it!!!

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  7. You've got such a cute blog goin' on! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! I work hard on it!!!

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  8. I had no idea that you could put pictures in the monthly letter to followers! Thanks for sharing!

    Lindsey
    Lovin’ Kindergarten

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Lindsey! Yes, I try to include pictures in my notes each month.

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  9. Thanks for all the great ideas! I will definitely be checking out your TpT store.

    So glad I found your blog - I am your newest follower!

    Kristina
    MRS. Z & COMPANY

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    1. Thanks Kristina! That's my daughters name too! :)

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  10. Great ideas! Thanks for linking up !:)

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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