Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Sleeping Pig

Here is a copy of a Long O word sort that I made to go with this story.
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EEK!!! There’s a Mouse in the House

EEK!!!  There’s a Mouse in the House
We are getting ready to ready to read the story.  EEK!! There’s a Mouse in the House.  While reading this story we always teach the children about “ee” and “ea” This year I thought it would be fun to have the Mouse eat the cheese to make words. 

Each student will need a copy of the Level 1 or the Level 2 beginning sounds or both.  They will also need one _eat Cheese.  They will then match the mouse to the cheese to build a _eat word. 

If you are using Houghton Mifflin Reading you may come across this story in Theme 6.  There is a cute eWord Game that practices the Vocabulary in the Story.  Hope you can use this in your classroom. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

NEW Car = NEW Stuff

This weekend has been all about the car:
Yesterday I went out and got an AUX cord so that I could listen to my ipod without finding a Fuzzy station.  So. Exciting.   
I have always been the girl that has NO air in her tires and gets spoken to by my dad or my boyfriend.   My excuse is that I don’t often go the left side of the car.  My new car has a light for low tire pressure. FANCY!!  Of course it was on yesterday. . . so I thought I can fix this . . . (I had never put air in tires before)  I got out the manual and figured out how much air my tires needed to have, then I tested each tire.  Turns out they are suppose to be at 32 and one tire was at 10.  I went to the gas station and it took me about 30 minutes to figure out how to add the air to the tire.  I finally was successful got the tire to 32.  However when I got back in my car the light was still on???  I thought, “Guess I can’t fix this by myself?!?”  I got in the car and headed home.  AND as soon as I pulled out of the gas station the light turned off!!!  WHAT A GREAT FEELING!!!  J 
Now I want to order a new license plate for the front of my car.  I got my first plate from InitiallyMonogrammed.com
This is the license plate I had before:
I’m trying to decide what I want now???  Do I want a plate that looks like this?
Or like this???

I'm thinking I like this but I want to add some silver dots too!!
I’m also trying to decide if I want a black plate.  I think the letters and dots show up much better on black but I’m not sure if black will be too much on my dark car.  Let me know what you think!!!!