Friday, November 29, 2013

Tom Turkey Proofreading Practice Freebie!

Ask and you shall receive!
For those who have asked me for the "Tom Turkey" Proofreading Practice letter I posted on Instagram - here it is!  (This is a modified version of a similar letter someone gave me over ten years ago. I've tried to track down the source but without luck. If you happen to know the source of the original I'd love to give credit!)
 Just click right here to download the Word version of the Tom Turkey letter so you can edit it however you'd like. 
Every year I change it a bit to reflect the ability of my group and target the skills I want them to work on.
Before we begin, I review the basic editor's marks / proofreading symbols, post it on our Interactive Whiteboard, and then we work through the letter together.  The class then rewrites the letter and fixes all the errors for homework.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Smash Your Food! (With a Freebie...)

Smash Your Food is a fun, informative, and wonderfully GROSS online game used to illustrate just how much sugar, salt, and oil are in our favorite foods.  My students had a fantastic time crushing slices of pizza, hamburgers, french fries, muffins, and other tempting treats....
Smash Your FoodSmash Your Food
Most of my students agreed this was the most memorable part of our Nutrition unit.
I created a recording sheet to help them keep track of their findings and reflect a bit on which options were the healthiest choices......
Smash Your Food Recording Sheet

There's also a free Smash Your Food App available through iTunes with many more smashable foods  and holiday themed sets.

Have fun!
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Currently - Already November!?

Whoa! November snuck up on me this year. Time to take down Halloween decorations, hide the leftover candy so I won't devour it all, and of course link up with Farley!

Listening... Big 80s Saturday Night on Y94FM - a local radio station. Duran Duran, Mister Mister, Lisa Lisa & the Cult Jam, The Go-Go's....what's up with all those double named bands from the 80s??
... getting an extra hour of sleep tonight - welcome back Standard Time!!

...about our family trip to the Corning Museum of Glass tomorrow. My daughters are so excited to make their own sculpture!

...some cute Thanksgiving earrings. Aren't these adorable??
Needing... be prepared for the back-to-back parent/teacher conferences I have from Noon - 7PM. LONG day!!

Yummy Pins...
...I have 2 to share with you.... sweet and savory!

These are fantastic!!

 I haven't made this yet, but it looks delicious!!

How is your November so far?  Link on up at Farley's so I can go check it out!
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