Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday Scoop {10.11.15}

The Sunday Scoop is based on the popular 3-2-1 graphic organizers so many of us use with our students. Tell us three things you HAVE to do, two things you HOPE to do, and one thing you're HAPPY to do. If this is your first time linking up, check out all the details on our Sunday Scoop page, then link up below!

Here's the Scoop on my week...

Have to Do:
* We spent yesterday sheet-rocking (spelling? verb?) our garage. It looks great, we only have a few small spots to finish up and then clean up! We got a doggie door in so now our main man (Crosby) can go in and out as he pleases... he is one happy kid!

* I am so excited to teach about Christopher Columbus this week. We have only a three day week (no school on Thursday or Friday) so we are taking a break from our reading series. Instead, we will be focusing on Christopher Columbus and the truth behind the explorer that he was. I will be doing a few different things including reading a picture book that is written from the point of view of a Taino Indian, the first group of people that Columbus encountered after landing on the island of San Salvador. The picture book shows the truth behind Columbus and teaches students about how his arrival caused destruction to the people and culture.
After reading a the picture book, we are going to use a bunch of activities from Beth's {Adventure of a Schoolmarm} amazing Columbus Day Unit. Beth literally thought of everything for this unit. She included a reader's theater play, non-fiction text passages with comprehension questions, KWL charts,  full color vocabulary posters, and SO MUCH more. Here are some pics of her unit:
* So with all of that excitement happening in just three days... Today I will relax. :)

Hope to Do:
* I have a group of about 5 students that are consistently finishing their work earlier than the rest of the class. It can be as much as 10 minutes early! They are seriously some speedy little devils. I have a few challenge activities that they work on but I need some more for them to choose from... so that is on my hope-to-do list today.
* I got a few (errr... 5) new packs of scrapbooking paper the other day and now I desperately need to clean up my scrapbooking paper stash.

Happy to Do:
* The hubs is home all day with no plans to go anywhere... so that means he GETS to spend the whole day with me. Lucky him!! ;)

Happy Sunday Friends. Can't wait to hear what you have going on this week or today! Grab the images and link up below.

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  1. That Columbus unit looks amazing! Happy sheet-rocking!

  2. I bet Crosby is happy! Quality time with family and relaxing are so important! Enjoy your break.

  3. I LOVE Spending the day with my Hubby! Happy Sunday to you! Hope you bath have an amazing quality time together!

  4. Oh my gosh! I totally forgot about that book about Columbus! THANKS for the reminder! We are not in session on Monday, but it would make a great "Let's get back to learning" start on Tuesday morning. Have a wonderful week!


  5. Have fun with scrapbooking organization! I love that book for teaching Columbus Day. It is great for sharing perspective. :)

    I always love linking up with you. Thanks for always hosting this great linkup. :)

    Have a great week!

    Lynnea from Adventures of a Techie Bookworm

  6. Love all those Columbus Day activities! It's so important that students understand the real story.


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