Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Scoop 3/29/15 + a Freebie!

I'm linking up with Teaching Trio for the Sunday Scoop! I think I have gotten into this particular linky because it makes me appreciate the end of my weekend, and it mentally prepares me for the week ahead! This is our last week before spring break, so I'm even more excited to participate!

We are continuing with figurative language in my literacy class this week. I created a few entrance and exit slips for them over the past few weeks. I just made an entrance slip for personification. As I brainstormed on the topic(s) I would use to review this skill, I noticed in my school bag a set of freebies I got at the French Lick Spring Blogger meet-up (#springteacherbloggermeetup2015). They are a bag of small (1-inch) weather cut-outs. My students will choose one of the weather cut-outs. They can choose from a cloud, a rain drop, a lightning bolt, a sunshine, a snowflake, or a group of rain clouds. They will glue the cut-out to the strip of paper, then write a personification sentence adding a human characteristic (or comment) to the type of weather they choose. This should give me a quick view of who can apply their knowledge of personification to non-human objects! Easy-peasy!

Click here or on the picture below to download the Weather Personification entrance slips! Leave a comment for me letting me know if it is something that will be useful to you, or if you have better ideas or suggestions as to how I can improve them (or just add to them!).

Thanks and have a great spring week! Don't forget to add your link and comment on a few other bloggers' Sunday Scoop posts! :)


  1. I have to say... I laughed out loud a little when I saw that you're getting a new blog design! As soon as your blog loaded, I fell it love! I think this design is LOVELY! Great colors and integration of YOUR personality! If you're upgrading, I cannot wait to see it! :)

    I really like your personification activity. Super cute and I bet the kids just love it!

    Enjoy your week!

    All my best,
    Shoe Laces & Sweet Faces

  2. Oh Tiffany, no! :) This IS my new blog design! The night I wrote the post, Alexis Sanchez (Laugh Eat Learn - my AMAZING blog designer!!!) was putting the finishing touches on it. It was literally changing that night! :) (It was horrible before -overlapping designs, bad fonts, mixed up colors - ugh!)
    I am doing a giveaway this Friday and Alexis is participating! If you like her stuff, check back on Friday and you could win some of her amazing stuff, and a little of mine too ;).
    Thank you for your sweet comments! And yes, my kiddos loved the personification stuff! They are such good writers - it's only taken me all year to get them to realize it!! :)

    Have a great week!
    P.S. I'm your newest follower on bloglovin'!