Wednesday, June 5, 2013

It's Summer... Or is it??

Hey All-

Last Friday was my last day of school!
If it's not yours yet, I hope the last days goes by quickly for you!

So what have I been doing with my days off???
Let's see...
Monday- Revisions to 5th grade Writing- Launching Unit
This unit includes...
procedures for getting writing workshop off to a successful start.
Setting up writer's notebooks
Reading like a writer.
Building writing partnerships
Taking a piece through the writing process

Tuesday- Revisions to 5th grade Reading- Unit 2
This unit includes...
CCSS RL.5.1 and RI.5.1 Quote accurately from text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, setting, or events in a story or drama, drawing specific details in the text.
CCSS RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

Wednesday- Revisions to 5th grade Writing- Unit 2
This unit includes...
Writing feature articles
CCSS W.5.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly
CCSS W.5.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach

Have you ever taught feature articles?
I would love to hear some of your great ideas!!
I found this website with amazing information.
Check it out if you are interested.
Feature Articles 3-6

So is it summer when I have worked every day so far this week?
I think not!
Maybe if the weather was nicer, my attitude would be more positive.

I have tomorrow off and I am going to eat Indian food with Emily!
After that, I am going to hang out with my adorable nieces.
Love them!!!

On the positive side...
Tracy, my co-writer for the units of study, and I should be able to accomplish a ton by only meeting a couple times a week.
That's not too bad, right???
See- a little sunshine!
Wish mother nature would follow suit. lol
She seems to think Missouri is in desperate need of rain.
Rain, rain go away!!

Are you on summer break yet?
How are you enjoying your time off?

Antoinette :)


  1. I know you will share the units with me as soon as you get the changes approved! Love that my co-blogger is writing the units of study I teach. :)


  2. Writing launching has already been sent to the lady who is in charge of copying it into the new format and posting it.
    So be looking for it soon.
    We just submitted reading unit 2 this morning so that one should post soon also.

  3. I am kinda on summer break just like you seem to be. I am working on trying to combine math and science ala STEM.

    I MOVED! Check out my new site:
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  4. Hi girls!
    EmilyK-I have read The Gone Girl and Sharp Objects and am currently reading Dark Places all by Gillian Flynn. Her books are suspenseful, engaging, and twisted-you can't fully predict what is going to happen next. As a warning she uses adult language, but if you can get past that I think that you will enjoy her books!

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits