Teaching homophones - Read Dear Deer and list all of the homophones on a chart. Assign different words to students to have them define the words. Then play a game: Each student gets a word taped to their back, and they must get help from their classmates to determine what their word is. The students can only gives them one word adjectives for clues.
Mom's Choice Award Winner! Louis is a "verb!" He has a lot of trouble focusing and he is always doing something, but the problem is usually it's the wrong something. A must have for all who struggle with paying attention.
Writing Mentor Texts - next week I will begin teaching the Lucy Calkins writing program and found this website to be very useful for finding texts that display the writing objectives I will be teaching.