Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fortune Tellers and a Linky Party!!

Don't you love to find new blogs?!!  That's my new pastime... blog stalking.  I am SO addicted.  My hubs loves to tease me about this new addiction.  Lorraine over at Fabulous Fourth Grade Froggies is having a Linky Party for grades 3-5.  Head on over and link up.  I've already found some fabulous new blogs I am following.  LOVING all these ideas.  One of my 3rd grade teacher friends/colleague walked into my classroom yesterday and took a look around and wanted to know where I was finding all of the awesome ideas.    THANKS EVERYONE!
Link up with Lorraine's blog HERE.

I just have to share a website with great resources for guided reading and literacy activities in the classroom.  If you haven't checked out the site please do so. Cheryl has posted so many great ideas for literacy centers, anchor charts, and guided reading.  She has many pictures of these ideas as well.  I found this awesome fortune teller to use when reviewing our story in reading this week.  It's reviews elements of a story, and then my kiddos fold it into a fortune teller.  I had to enlist the help of my students for this part of the lesson. Then they were able to review the story with each other using these fortune tellers.  Take a look...

You can find a free print-out of this and many other resources HERE.

Another thing we used this past week to help with summarizing and going over the important events and details in our story is a pyramid foldable.  This can be used for many different things, but my students used it to write 3 key details about what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of their story.  They also had to draw a picture to go wtih each set of details.  Take a look...
 To make the pyramid foldable follow these directions:
1. Fold the sheet into a taco.  Cut off the excess rectangular tab formed by the fold.
2. Open the folded taco and refold it like a taco the opposite way to create an x-fold.
3. Cut one of the valleys to the center of the midpoint and stop.  This forms two triangular flaps.
4. Glue one of the flaps under the other, forming a pyramid.

Check out this Fabulous Giveaway by Molly at Lessons With Laughter.  She is celebrating 100 followers.   Molly is giving away a $25.00 Target Gift Card.  She also has information about 20% off at Erin Bradley.  Her things are so awesome!  Hurry on over the Giveaway ends on Sunday March 18.  To check out Molly's Giveaway please click HERE.

Stay tuned for a Grand Opening Sale beginning this weekend at my TPT and TN shop.  I just opened my TN shop and want to celebrate.  Details to come within the next couple of days.

See ya!  Thanks for stopping by.... now to get my grades in the computer.  Spring break begins tomorrow afternoon.  Woohoo!


Christi said...

I'm loving all the new ideas, and my students are too. It's a great little community that we're making. Thanks for sharing the linky party!

Christi =)
Ms. Fultz's Corner

Beg, Borrow, and Teach! said...

I found you on the linky party, and I’m your newest member!

Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies said...

Thanks for joining my linky! I'm your newest follower!

Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

Teaching 4 Real said...

We are both a part of the Linky Party....I am now following your blog. I saw you as one of my new followers too. :)

Mrs. Poland said...

I am also part of the linky party and just found your blog. LOVE IT! And I added it to my blog roll.

Drop on by and enter my 100 follower giveaway!

Think, Wonder, & Teach

Emmy de Greslan said...

Thanks for popping by my blog Krista :)

I'll be checking out that website. Sounds useful x
Daydreams of a Student Teacher

Roaming Around 4th Grade said...

Thanks for checking out my new blog!

The Teachaholic said...

Hi! I'm officially a follower! Can't wait to peruse your blog!


Ms. Morton said...

I just found your blog through the link party. I'm looking forward to seeing your future posts. I am your newest follower! Come over and visit my blog when you have a chance.


Mary Bauer said...

Hi Krista,
I found you through the linky party. It is good to meet you.

Stacey said...

Your blog is so cute!! Love it! I found you through the linky party! Such fun!

3rd Grade Times

The Resourceful said...

I just found you through the 4th Grade linky party. I can't wait to explore your blogs and read your ideas.

If you have time, please visit me at

(it's not a blogspot blog)