Saturday, February 9, 2013

Five For Friday/Flashback Friday on Saturday

Hope you're having a great weekend! I'm linking up with Five For Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching and Flashback Friday with Teaching Maddeness...a day late! Better late than never!
Vote on your favorite...1, 2, 3, 4, or 5!

(1) Text Detective Notebooks-Student Samples: I'm very proud of my students and their "evidence citings" work in their new Text Detective Notebooks...this was my observation lesson. I read a biography on Harriet Tubman and my students had to find character traits that Harriet possessed. They then had to write in their notebooks support from the text to support the trait they chose.

(2) Text Detective Notebook Labels (Freebie). Use on any spiral bound notebook for your students to record their "evidence"! I printed mine on full page labels and placed on mini spiral bound notebooks.

(3) Observation Done! My pre-observation meeting, scheduled observation, and post observation meeting are complete! It feels like you lose 10 pounds after this week doesn't it??!! I much prefer a walk in observation! It's the anticipation that gets you! Anyhow, my principal and I had great discussion during our meeting and I feel appreciated!

(4) No, this is not a stamp for no name papers! (But could be!) My class is so amazing-I find my self saying, "Who are you?" to them every time they shock me with an unexpected high level answer. So...I decided to visit one of my favorite stores, Office Depot, and I designed a custom stamp. I stamped several post-its to pass out to my would've thought I was passing out full size candy bars!!!
Cute right?? I love it! I used it this week for graded papers too!
(5) As a follow up to my Harriet Tubman biography, I read Almost to Freedom to my class. They were on the edge of their seats the entire time! They made such great connections and initiated so many topics from this read aloud: slavery, point of view, character traits, different perspectives, theme, genre.
Hope you have a great week! What's your favorite of the five??!! Would love to hear from you!


  1. I absolutely love the evidence detective notebooks! I have had my students collect evidence using a foldable, their interactive student notebooks, and sticky notes. I really like the idea of each student having their own evidence collecting notebook. Thanks JoAnn for sharing another wonderful idea.

    1. It's amazing what a 15 cent notebook will do for student motivation!

  2. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! I love your evidence detective notebooks! I look forward to using them in my class. This is very difficult for my students, your student responses are great! Thanks for sharing.

    Your newest follower :)


    1. Thanks Jess! I'm glad we're following each other!

  3. Those evidence detective notebooks are so cute! What a creative idea. Love it!
    The Hive

  4. We're so glad you found us!! We're now your newest followers!! =) Your blog is adorable, love the heels and zebra!! We've met quite a few Florida bloggers recently... we should have a meet up some time this Summer. =) Thanks so much for willing to participate in our giveaway!! I'd like to have it up by next weekend {hopefully!}. I'll keep you posted.
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  5. I love the notebooks!!! :) PS I have nominated you for Liebster!! Go check out my blog for the deets. :)
    ideas by jivey

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just thought I'd hop over here to check yours out and I gotta tell you, I like what I'm seeing. I absolutely love your detective notebooks!! What a fun way to get the kids to want to pull information out of the books. Thanks for that great idea!

    My Journey to 5th Grade

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