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Monday, August 26, 2013

SLANT Box Sign Up in Progress

SLANT Box Exchange 

This is so exciting! I can't believe I am finally getting more into the world of blogging. I wonder who my partners will be. Will it be you? I can't wait to get to know you (whoever you are :)) better. Please consider linking up. In the link, you will find all that you need to know about the SLANT box.

This is such a nice way to show some love AND meet a new friend.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Win, Loss, & A Thing of Cost

I'm linking up with Jeanette over at Third Grade Galore and Matt at Digital: Divide and Conquer their weekly Win, loss, and a thing of cost!
I have a gorgeous 12 week old baby boy with very loving siblings--his 6 year old sister is a momma bird and 5 year old brother adores him. They both help mommy and daddy out with the baby when they can.

As of right now, I may not be teaching all subjects this year with's a loss but one I totally can live with. Adios science. Hehehehehe. Although I am writing the curriculum for the first two integrated units...???...
+ CCSS writing and language in Spanish...the rest of the ELA standards should be integrated in the next year or so, but for right now those are still covered during Reader's workshop.

I read so much on the blogs I follow about how awesome it is to have a personal laminator, so I got one off Amazon--Scotch brand. I haven't used it yet because I haven't had access to the color printer, but soon, very soon.

***08/22/2013 Thanks to Jeanette, I think I finally got linked-up.  :-)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Traits of Writing

So, I am sure you know this already, but for those who may be new to the six traits if writing, they are: ideas, organization, voice, word choice,  sentence fluency, and conventions.  Additionally,  there is the trait +1 which is presentation. Below you will find several of my anchor charts in Spanish with a translation below.

-I love how my writing sounds.
-This writing piece sounds like me.
-My writing comes to life. I say what I really think and feel.
-My writing shows feeling.
-I have a main idea and that's all I focus on.
-Everything is in order.
-My writing has a good beginning.
-My weiting has a strong ending.  I feel like my piece is complete. 
-it has a beginning,  middle, and end.

Word Choice
-It'S easy to imagine what I am writing/saying. I use the words correctly.
-I don't repeat words that are (un)important.
-I use strong verbs to show action.
-I look for new and onteresting words. 
-I use words thaT help the reader see, hear, feel, taste, and/or smell the things I write about.

-I have a main idea.
-I write only the details that have to do with my main idea. I dont write about anything else.
-I know a lot about my topic.
-I share the interesting details.
-My writing is easy to understand.
-I find any missing information.

Here was the header...the anchor chart listing the 6+1 traits of writing.
If you made it this far, you noticed that presentation is missing. That wasn't an anchor chart I had saved, but I hope these give you some ideas for your classroom.