If you've never heard of an anticipation guide, it mostly gets students to think about what they already know about a topic and anticipate what they will learn. Before reading, the students read a group of statements and write true or false beside each one. As they read, students find if the statements are actually true or false and write it on the after reading side. I've noticed it really helps students slow down and think about what they are reading.
I've recently posted a project on Donor's Choose for a carpet for my classroom. I had posted it when school started and didn't receive any funding for it. I'm just amazed how much a nice carpet costs and the cheapo ones don't last. If you find my freebies useful and you would be willing to help me out, I would appreciate it. You can find a link to my page on the right sidebar of my blog.
Hope you are having a great Saturday! It's finally turned cold today and, of course, I had to put gas in my car. It never fails that it's on an extremely cold day or raining.