Sunday, September 16, 2012

Reading Response Journal 2 freebies and Football Blues

I'm in a bit of a funk today. My Vols completely fell apart yesterday and lost to the Gators. Ugh! One of my friends is a Gator fan and now I have to hear about it for another year. Boo! Knoxville is an exciting, busy place on football Saturdays. Yesterday, it was crazy. I hadn't seen so many people at a game in forever and it was sooo loud. But we lost so then it was really quiet.

My kiddos had fun making the football players and cheerleaders from Teri at A Cupcake for the Teacher. I changed them up a bit to make them look like the Tennessee players. They turned out so cute. We tested almost all week (like 3-4 hours a day) so this was a welcome break from the testing.

After I was in a bad mood because of the game, I was putting my leftovers from lunch in my refrigerator and a container of French onion soup fell out. The bottom of the container busted and French onion soup was all over my kitchen floor. I've already mopped 4 times since then and it's still sticky and smells like onions.

I did have some good news today. My Donor's Choose project for science resources from my classroom was funded.  The people at Daily Kos (a blog that was unfamiliar to me) pick a science project each week and their readers try to get it funded. It was amazing how fast it was funded! I am so excited to get some hands-on materials and science books. I love Donor's Choose!!!

In other news, I have finished the response journal prompts for Unit 2 in Treasures. I think my kiddos are getting so much better at responding to their reading and rewording the question in their answers.

Here's a couple of samples:




There are 10 total prompts included and  you may be able to use them without using Treasures. 

Please leave me a comment if you grab them so I know how many people are using them and if I will continue to put them on my blog. 

I am leaving you with a sneak preview of my next unit. It's a group of games for centers or extra practice. 



18 comments:

  1. thanks for the journals! And can't wait to see your new unit! I LOVE football!! not so much the cheerleaders...which is odd, since my best friend was a cheerleader for the jacksonville Jags..lol!

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  2. Thank you for the shout-out, Courtney!! Your little friends look ADORABLE in Tennessee colors!! I can't wait to see your new units!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  3. LOVE the journal topics! I have been using the ones for Unit 1 and I am so thankful for the ones you have shared for Unit 2! I appreciate it! Thanks again!

    Christina
    prec0ci0us~at~bellsouth.net

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  5. I will be using them soon! They are great!
    MissGilbert01@gmail.com
    Sunshine, Sand and Scissors

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  6. I love the reading prompts! I teach California Treasures so it appears that a few of our stories are different. No biggy. I just created my own questions for the week the story is different. Thank you for the idea. I really appreciate the help focusing our reading response journals.
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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  7. Thank you for the journal prompts! They are really helping us guide some of our independent work!

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  8. Congrats on your project being funded!! My friend and I posted a project for 3 Kindle Fires! We are hoping that we can get most of it funded through Limeades for Learning coming up here soon!! :)

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  9. I am grabbing the reading response journal prompts! Hope to use them soon.

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  10. I love reading your blog and am grabbing all your Treasures materials. Thank you!!

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  11. Thank you for sharing your journal questions. I used them for the first time last week and my students did an excellent job with them. Thanks again!

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  12. Can I ask what font you use for your prompts? It's so great!

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    1. It's called CK Handprint. I got it at www.scrapandpapershop.com because they have a commercial license for it.

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  13. Thanks for sharing your journal questions. We are using them! Always looking for Treasures resources.

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  14. I love the journal prompts... thank you! I'm hoping that you'll create more! :)

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  15. Cute ideas! I was curious about your Donors Choose project. I have thought about trying this a couple of times but have never done it. Any tips? Can I ask what type of things you asked for?
    Thanks,
    Michelle

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    1. I actually did a guest post on Donor's Choose with my best tip. You can check it out below.

      http://www.donorschoose.org/blog/2012/07/05/guest-blogger-courtney-bartlett/

      I've gotten a new carpet, Scholastic News magazines, science resources, story retelling props, and books for the classroom library. I've been pretty successful with it lately but I've done it for 3-4 years. You should give it a try. It's amazing!

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