Saturday, March 23, 2013

An Inferring Activity!

Hey everyone!
It's been a while since I've posted anything... things have been busy!  One thing I've been working on is this fun inferring activity.
 Click any of the pictures or HERE to check this activity out in my TPT shop.

This activity is called Whose trash is this?  It is a great activity to use with students to work on their inferring skills.  Students are shown clues from someone's "trash" and they must infer whose trash it may be.  There is a worksheet that students may fill out as you do the activity.  As you show them each clue, they draw the clue and write down what they infer about the person based on that clue.  After they are shown all the clues they must write down whose trash they think this is and why.  My students and I have been doing these activities for a few days now and they absolutely LOVE it!  They get so excited when they see the envelope with the little dog in the trash on it.

I put the cover page (the dog in the trash) on the front of one of those large envelopes and put the clues inside.  Then I pull out one clue at a time and as a class we talk about what we infer based on that clue. They then draw the clue on their worksheet and write down their inference.  Included in the pack in my TPT shop are clues for 4 different activities (Cinderella's trash, a pirates trash, a detectives trash, and SpongeBob's trash) plus one blank one so you can make another one up if you would like.  Also included are the cover page and a worksheet that students can complete during this activity.  You could use these activities at a center too!

This is the cover page...
I drew the dog in the trash can myself :)... and the clues for SpongeBob's trash. :)

Here is the worksheet that students fill out during this activity.

Hop on over to my TPT shop to purchase this activity!  Your kiddos will love it!


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Need a new teacher bag?... Of course!

Hey everyone!

As teachers, we are always looking for a functional but cute teacher bag.  I searched everywhere and then found the perfect teacher bag at Thirty-One.  I have been using the Cindy Tote from Thirty-One for the past 2 1/2 years and it has been my favorite teacher bag ever!!! It is so durable... which is important because we all know how much "stuff" teachers drag from school to home and back every day! :)

Thirty-One has a variety of different totes that are durable and cute!  And to make it even better this month's deal is--> for every $31 you spend, you can purchase one of 7 totes for 50% OFF!  Choose from the Cinch Sac, Cindy Tote, Easy Breezy Tote, Inside-Out Bag, Retro Metro Tote, Retro Metro Weekender, or Lil' Expressions Tote.

Click on the picture to start shopping! :)

Want to order one?  Well...I am having a Thirty-One catalog party that last until March 15!  You can click HERE  to go to my party page and then just click Shop Now to start shopping!  You can get the items shipped directly to your house... Just specify that when you're checking out!  I am dying to get some Thirty-one organizers to use in my "office" at my house.  I have so much craft supplies, teaching stuff, and everything else all over the place... So I made a plan to get that place organized.  Your purchase gets me one step closer to getting hostess benefits and using those to get great Thirty-One organizers to use to get my "office" organized and cleaned up!  My husband will really appreciate it.  :)

Thirty-One has so many other great items!  Come check it out!


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