Thursday, July 24, 2014

Five for Friday - July 25


And we’re back with another Doodle Bugs Teaching Five For Friday weekly linky party!

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While I would normally be counting down the days left of summer vacation, this summer I’m counting down the days until I get to meet my baby girl.  Officially 39 weeks today!!! I can’t complain too much since we’ve had a pretty mild Texas summer, but I am looking forward to holding this little bundle in my arms...hopefully we'll agree decide on a name before she arrives.

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Woot woot! My TPT store is definitely quite small, but I’m excited to have added a new item this week. I’m fortunate to teach in a school district with 1:1 ipads, however this product would be great with any number of “i-Devices.” It's a QR code scavenger hunt for short vowels.

This CVC: Short Vowel QR Code Scavenger Hunt bundle includes 80 QR codes with a variety of short vowels. (You can also get each vowel separately if you just need to reteach a small group.) I plan on using this during the first few weeks of school as part of Word Work during the Daily 5. I love doing QR codes with my class because it gets them up and moving. After I have laminated and cut each QR code I tape them to the walls or put them in various parts around the room. Scavenger hunts are usually a big hit and a fun way to get the wiggles out.  Just click here to check it out.

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What are some of your favorite professional books? Jana and I just ordered Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids. I’ve read such positive reviews about it and can’t wait to start learning more. We’ll probably do a book study with our team, but if any of you would care to join let us know. The more the merrier!


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There are many reasons I LOVE summer and So You Think You Can Dance ranks pretty high on the list. Is it bad that my 1 ½ year old LOVES it too? 

Ricky is our pick to win this season!!! I mean seriously...look at that?!?!

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