Friday, September 6, 2013

Our Visit With "Little Bear"

With ELA Unit 1 of the Common Core Standards, our class works on projects centered around a one-week visit with "Little Bear." We read the stories, "Little Bear's Visit" and "A Kiss For Little Bear," by Else Holmelund Minarik. Here are some pictures of our hallway display that go along with activities in my TPT "Little Bear" pack.
Learning Target and Story Title Posters
Asking deep-thinking questions about the story: Before Reading, During Reading, and After Reading (I always add student initials to show ownership over a question)
Student work samples of completed Exit Slips
As students completed activities, they could assist in completing this "Little Bear" class project. Moreover, students drew/wrote connections they had with the story on little post-it notes, which were stuck around this project poster. Both of these stories were read aloud, but students followed along in their own book copies of "A Kiss For Little Bear." What fun!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

January 2014 Giveaway Reveal!

Here is the next Giveaway! An Organizing Utility Tote with lots of pockets and side mesh pockets, perfect for work or travels in the car! I actually use my Organizing Utility Tote as my "Teacher Tote," as it is great for carrying files, papers to be graded, my water bottle, etc. The lil pockets on the front and back hold rubber bands, markers, etc.
All you have to do to win is be a member of my blog. I will draw out a lucky winner on January 1, 2014! If I get to 100 followers before January 1, 2014, I will add a second tote, with matching print to this item Giveaway! How does that sound? :) Good luck to all of my followers! ~Tava

And the September Teaching Tiny Treasure Giveaway Goes To...

And the September Giveaway winner is Gianna! Congrats on your new thermal tote! Please check your email so that I can get this lunch tote to you! Thanks to all of you who are following my blog and for your sweet comments. Check out the next Giveaway! I think you will like it! ~Tava

September Giveaway

The winner of the September Giveaway will be drawn and announced between 7:00-9:00 tonight! Plus, stay tuned for the next Giveaway reveal! Hope ya'll are having a great weekend!