Five for Friday {4.20.14}

It's Friday, time to link up with Doodle Bugs!

Here's a peek at our week:

We added a new product to our store this week! Based on the need for students to explain their thinking during math, we created Prove Yourself {Math Edition}.  This packet contains math prompts for each of the 4 Common Core strands.  Rather than just asking a question (such as 2 + 2 = ), students have to say if a scenario given is true or false…and then explain why!  Make sure to check it out (and grab the FREEBIE below!).

We actually added the Language Arts version of Prove Yourself earlier this winter.  The LA version is the same concept…simple questions that require students to explain their thinking / reasoning with complete thoughts.  We have had great luck with this in our classrooms.  You can see a blog post about Prove Yourself here.

We worked on Maps this week.  We have tried to start our Me on the Map project more than once but with snow days and the stomach bug sweeping through the school, they are a work in progress!  We are starting our Flat Stanley projects soon to finish up our Mapping unit!  Do you do Flat Stanley in your classroom?

We finished up a unit on "Types of Sentences."  Our students enjoyed the activity below from our Monster Grammar pack.  We give students a magazine picture and they have to create each type of sentence based on what's happening: 

We created our  Monster Grammar  packet to ensure we hit all of the Common Core grammar standards for grade one.  We love having all the materials for each standard all in one place!  For each standard, there is a poster, sorting/matching cards, activity, and printable.  Check it out:

For a FREE copy of the activity shown above, click HERE.

We also worked on dialogue this week.  Once again using magazine pictures, students created dialogue  to go with the scene. Look how cute this one turned out:

"Really, you call that dancing?" 

Make sure to join us for the March Blog Hop!  We teamed up with our blogging buddies, Amanda and Aylin {Learning to the Core} for this fun product swap!  This Blog Hop will have all kinds of fun freebies to grab from several bloggers! 



  1. I LOVE your monster grammar set!! As of right now, it is on my TPT wish list!! :)

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    I need to spend more time reading your blog as well... WOW.... so many great ideas!!

    Take care,

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Welcome to the blogging world!

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