Monday, April 28, 2014

Ramona Recommends: Ramona Recommends' April Book Club

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I'm currently reading The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate for Ramona Recommends' Book Club.  
I'm giving away a copy of the great read.  

Click here to read more about this Book Club.  Thanks, Courtney!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mystery Box Giveaway

This is what I'm doing this evening...


I started the blog hop at Dragonflies in First.  Click on the photo to head on over to enter.  

Dragonflies in First

Here are some of the other amazing bloggy friends who are participating...

You could win some adorable Tieks.  Not only that, they are also giving away digital goodies and TPT gift cards as well.  

I have to share this started raining for just a few minutes and this beauty appeared. It was actually a double rainbow, but I couldn't capture that with my phone.

Well, I better head out... I have a ton of hopping and commenting to do.  Good luck, ya'll.  Love ya! 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stories, Myths, and Traditional Literature

My kiddos have been working on 
Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

We've done comparisons of: 
(book and movie photos from internet)


The Snow Queen and Frozen


The Black Cauldron and The Cricket in Times Square

Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and The Wizard of Oz

Greek Mythology bundle

And of course comparisons of Greek Gods and Goddesses using Melonheadz clipart and some awesome library books! 

I found this adorable craftivity in
4th Grade Interactive Reading Notebook (aligned with Common Core)


 Teaching with Blonde Ambition
Here's the link to her store...
3rd, 4th, 5th -

She also has a Greek Mythology unit that looks great.

On a sad note tonight, 2nd Grade Pig Pen was one of the first blogs I followed.  She went to live with Heavenly Father on Monday evening.  Thank you so much for sharing your life with us.  I know that Heavenly Father loves you and know that you're dancing in Heaven. 
 You will be greatly missed, Teresa.  

My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.