We have been reading almost all nonfiction since our return from Christmas break but this week we will return to fiction. I need to teach my students how to identify the theme of the texts they read. I am planning on introducing theme as THE MEssage and showing my students a PowerPoint that I found online. I also will be using some of Peter H. Reynolds's books like ish and The Dot. Plus I have a couple of books on hold over at Barnes and Noble ready for pick up-Enemy Pie and The One. In the years past I have used Kevin Henkes's mice books and Amazing Grace. I am curious do you have any books that you like to use to teach theme? Please let me know if you have a great "must use" books!!!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Abby at the Third Grade Bookworm blogged about Chrissy B.'s linky party regarding how you met your hunny. I do not usually join linky parties (because I don't actually know how to link up-still very much a "nube" when it comes to all of the bloggy stuff). But I did want to share how I met my best friend and husband of almost eight years Bill. So here's our story . . .
I was in my last year of college and had just begun my student teaching when the singles group at my church signed up to build a house with the wonderful group Habitat for Humanity. I have no building skills whatsoever but decided to go anyway. So early on Saturday, January 18, 2003 my roommate and I got up and got dressed in nineteen degree weather to go help build a house for Habitat for Humanity. So there I was bundled up like the Michelin man looking not that cute and I met this really sweet and funny guy. Over the next eight weeks we met up every Saturday morning and helped build a house for a really nice family. The sweet and funny guy turned out to be a whole lot more! My original goal was to help a family build a home - little did I know that family helped me build my own home with the love of my life and bestie Bill.