Island of the Blue Dolphins

I just realized it has been a little while since I've posted! My to do lists and planner haven't been more full! Between the wedding planning, extra work duties, and family functions. I'm wiped out! And to think report cards are around the corner….ahhhhh! I'm officially counting down to my spring break!

So I wanted to share what we recently finished reading, one of my all time favorite books, Island of the Blue Dolphins.

Every year this book transforms my reluctant readers and they ask for more after each chapter! I LOVE it, as well as the great connection it has to our social studies curriculum. We do a ton of activities throughout the book, especially with response to literature, reading strategies, etc. but I thought I'd share the last activity they completed.  They created a flip book report and I love how they turned out, especially those bright colors that pop on the black bulletin board! There are sections for character, setting, summary, and reflection. I had the students respond in a packet then cut and glue onto the book. It's a pretty simple project but looks great up! It also involves a bit of art which they were thrilled with.

I recently posted the packet (as well as the measurements for the flip book that it fits in) to my store.

Does anyone else read this book? Do your kids enjoy it as much as mine? I'd love to hear about more projects if anyone has any!

February Currently

It's already that time again for Farley's currently!

Listening: I'm enjoying this lazy Saturday catching up on all of my favorite shows! A little Grey's Anatomy, Nashville and Modern Family are what I'm loving!

Loving: Antibiotics are amazing! Those germs spread so quick this year in my classroom no matter how many times I sanitized EVERYTHING during the day! I had up to 8 kiddos absent in one day! :(
I'm finally feeling better and hoping the end of cold and flu season is near!

Thinking: I have a feeling I will be a huge procrastinator this weekend and not even touch my stack of reports. That doesn't happen often so I think I might be okay with that!

Wanting: I'm doing my first 5K tomorrow! Maybe I'll make a quick run out to go shopping for some new workout clothes! :)

Needing: I've been so busy lately that I just realized it has been forever since I just stayed in on  Saturday to relax! I really need to do this more often!

Pet Peeves: Complainers who don't see how much they have right in front of them! I'm trying to continue my resolution of surrounding myself with positive people! 

I hope everyone else is enjoying their Saturday!

Super Sale!

I just wanted to let you know I will be joining many others in participating in the Super Sunday Sale! You can purchase all of the items in my store for 28% off by entering the code below!

I'm so excited to purchase all of the items that have been on my wish list! I hope everyone enjoys their Super Bowl Sunday and finds some great deals! Go 49ers!