Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday Wow! Freebie!

I'm linking up with Curious Firsties again this week to share the WOWs of my week. It has been a very pleasant week that ushered in the first snow for the kids to play in. It was probably less than an inch, but even that gave the feeling of magic.
The first of many snowmen!

A personal wow happened for me this weekend. My husband and I found ourselves all alone in the house for the first time in twenty-two years. We spent the day Saturday hiking and driving up the west coast of Lake Michigan. It was so much fun to be together and enjoy each others company. We found all kinds of beautiful works of art carved by the Creators hand! This was my favorite...

 I thought this root sticking out of the ground was WOW!
Can you see the beak and eye? Pretty cool.

My students are so excited about reading. I daily recommend books to different students and has it ever caught fre. I "catch" them recommending books to each other all the time. This week we all laughed when these two students started to recommend the same book to each other. They begged me to take a picture with one person holding a word bubble of what one boy sad to the other. I have a spot in my room where students can display books they recommend and it doesn't take long for the whole class to get excited about Scaredy Squirrel's latest adventure or Fly Guys newest mishap to occur! I smiled today when I heard a boy say, "Don't tell me any more about it, I want to find out for myself!" It doesn't get wower than that!

My students would probably say a wow for their week has been this poem and following directions worksheet I created for them. They love these following directions pages and I hope your kids will enjoy them too. Monster Wrangler Mike's graphics were the inspiration for this poem. I love these little turkeys and I'm guessing your kiddos will, too! Click the picture below to get it free or if you can't bring yourself to take a freebie from me you can buy it HERE!!

I'm thinking about Highs and Lows for the week. I'd love for you to link up this Saturday as I share my highs and lows for the week. 


  1. The picture of the root looks so cool. It makes me wonder how many other cool things we never see because of the hustle and bustle of life. That is really neat that your kids are recommending books to each other. Great job!!!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  2. I love the energy in your room when it comes to books!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. You post just made me smile. A quiet drive sounds so nice! Especially this time of year. :) Thanks for linking up! I love reading :)



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