Well, today was most definitely wacky - not bad, just different. Like, do you ever have one of those random days? Like tonight, I find myself sitting here thinking, "Exactly how did I get from 4:30 a.m. to here." I'm also thinking, "How was my thumb fine one second and five seconds later it hurts and has a bruise." I'm telling you, I think if someone ever took my brain out and observed it, they would decide there is a whole new hemisphere that doesn't exist in normal people.
Anyway, like I said, random and wacky :) I have to admit, I did get a few things accomplished today after my 4 days off. My kids were great and no one even moved there corn today.
Oh, and that 4:30 a.m. - yes, I was up at that ungodly hour. I woke up and couldn't fall back asleep. I ended up printing most of my freebies off of TPT, changing ink, and by 7 a.m. my mind was racing with new ideas.
One of the things I found on TPT was so cute! It is called Stupendous Story Elements. I ended up printing probably half of it this morning to use over the next few weeks. It has some great writing ideas and graphic organizers for reading comprehension. Here's the link and a picture of what it looks like. It was created by A Year of Many Firsts. I am amazed by some of the things I find that are free on TPT. I am definitely giving this a full 4.0.
Stupendous Story Elements
I hope you like this as much as I did!
That was my first find of the day! My second find was something one of my sweet teammates was working on in her room. I went to ask her a question and she was drawing a graphic organizer for next week. We are reading the story "Fun with Fish" so she was making a worksheet with the title "Fishy Details". I pretty much begged her to let me make the sheet since I have the clip art. I told her if she'd let me do it, I could also put it on my blog. So, although I created this version it started with my friend Alicia. That's the best part about my team! They give me plenty of opportunities to create :) It's probably why I've taught 1st grade for so long. Why move when you have a great team?
Oh, by the way, here's a link to my Fishy Details page. Please let me know if it doesn't open. I'm still playing with Google Docs. I'm starting to get the hang of it (I think), but not certain :) Fishy Details
Hope you had an awesome day! Hopefully tomorrow I will have pictures of our new writing project. I'm VERY excited (a.k.a. geeked out over it)!