Friday, March 7, 2014

Prefixes and Last Hours of the Giveaway {Five for Friday}

Happy Friday! It's linky time with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share 5 random things from the week. 

I don't know about anyone else, but it's been a rough week for me in the classroom! My mom sent me this little reminder before school this morning and it couldn't have come at a better time. Hang in there, friends! 

We had a 12-4 schedule on Wednesday and only 35 minutes with each class. YIKES!! Good thing I'd bought these prefix/suffix charts from Miss Giraffe during the big sale last week! We glued them into our notebooks and started brainstorming lists of word that had the same prefix and suffix. 

The day after our prefix mini-lesson I asked this question: How does adding a prefix to a word change that word? Then we each picked one word and drew a before and after prefix picture. They did such a great job!! The illustrations were a great way to drive home the point that prefixes change the meaning of a word! 

I'm an official ReadWorker!! I was contacted by and asked if I would be willing to participate in their program and of course I said yes!!! ReadWorkers offer feedback on the site's resources and share their insights and ideas as classroom teachers! 

They also sent a book with my package! It was delivered to my room while my students were with me and they were so excited. Everyone wanted me to read it right then. 

Anyone ever read this book? I'd never heard of it, but it is FANTASTIC!! Of course, ReadWorks has a great close reading plan for the book. I can't wait to use this with one. 

There are only a few more hours to enter my giveaway! Good Luck everyone! I can't wait to see who wins!! 


  1. Oh goodness if I were lucky enough to win, I would get a life many people have them and I want one too! LOL

    Great giveaway!

  2. I didn't realize all of the resources ReadWorks had! Thank you for the reminder to check it out!

  3. I'm feeling ya on the rough week! It's been one of those weeks!! Congrats on the ReadWorker!!
    A Tall Drink of Water

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