Monday, April 30, 2012

Don't Forget the Great Giveaway...Tomorrow!!!

WOW!  I can't believe it!  I have 29 followers right now...and to think I despaired of ever getting followed at all!  :)  If you are a follower, or if you want to be, click the picture/link above to be taken to my post about my Great Giveaway - I am sending one lucky winner a $10 gift card to!  WOO HOO!  Just leave a comment on that post and you will be entered to win the giveaway.

On a side note, I am currently working on a huge unit for a sixth grade common core standard -

"CC.6.R.L.7 - Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text; including contrasting what they 'see' and 'hear' when reading the text to what they perceive when they watch or listen."

That's certainly one mouthful of a standard!  I decided we would start working on this using multiple texts dealing with one of my favorites - Winnie the Pooh.  Today we thought of our previous experience with Winnie and then read a poem called "Us Too" by AA Milne that is told from Christopher Robin's perspective.  Tomorrow we will read a non-fiction article I cobbled together from a few different sources.  I'm also working on reading a short story with them, listening to the theme song from the movie, and of course I found some clips from the various TV shows.  

One of my goals is to figure out how to put all of this together into an actual, downloadable unit  that I can share here, and in my Teachers Notebook store.  Is there some kind of trick to sharing SMARTboard lessons?  I don't think I can share those through Google Docs - so any advice would be much appreciated.  

I am trying to finish teaching this unit in 10 days, so it may be a little while before the product is ready to go...but I am excited.  Once we work through Winnie the Pooh, I think I will have them choose a topic on their own and find/read/interact with multiple texts with some sort of finished product.  

I hope you all had a great Monday!  (Mine was touch and go...I am back to teaching since my student teacher finished takeover and is slowly giving me back my classroom - happy and sad all at the same time.)  

Here's a little Pooh-Bear wisdom from me to you:

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