Five for Friday! {September 5, 2014}

Happy Friday! I'm linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday. Here are my five random things from this week.

This week we began learning all about main idea and details. I thought using one of our Scholastic News articles would be perfect to use for finding the main idea and details. We love Scholastic News!!!

We have been learning all sorts of addition strategies these past couple of weeks. One that we have been working with is the "flip flop strategy." We made this cute little craftivity from Amy's Learning our Addition Strategies pack this week. They turned out super cute! 

This week we worked with adding inflectional endings -s and -ing to root words. We practiced this is our interactive reading journals.

Speaking of interactive reading journals. I finally finished and posted unit 2 of my Reading Street Interactive Journal Printables! I will begin working on unit 3 as soon as I finish updating my apple pack.

Big Event Fundraising is having a big giveaway!!! Be sure to stop by and enter for a chance to win a $250 dollar gift card to TARGET! :) I've got my fingers crossed... I can think of lots of goodies I would use the gift card for! Click the link below to visit and get entered in this great giveaway!

Have you heard about FarFaria??

FarFaria is an app that provides the perfect story time experience. With more than 750 amazing children’s stories—and five new ones added each week—story time has never been easier.

Created for children ages 2-9, FarFaria helps children develop a passion for reading and encourages families to spend quality time reading together. FarFaria’s engaging story-discovery experience encourages children to stumble into new stories they’ll love forever.

     Unlimited reading from our library of more than 750 stories.
     Five new, engaging stories added every week.
     Interactive experience is fun for kids and easy for parents
     Every story can be read aloud with a Read-to-Me feature.
     Reading-level badge on every story cover.
     Offline access to read Favorite stories
     No advertising. No hidden fees.

You can try FarFaria for free. Simply download FarFaria and read one story every day for free with no obligation to pay. If you like the site and would like to read more than one story a day, unlimited access to the site is available and starts at $4.99 per month.

This app is perfect to use for a listening station or with your kiddos at home. There are tons of great fiction and nonfiction titles available! Examples: Beauty and the Beast, Chicken Little, Betsy Ross, Benjamin Franklin, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Little Red Hen, Stone Soup, Bats and Abraham Lincoln to name a few.

I have the reflective software on my MacBook and I plan to project these in addition to using them in my listening station. 

One story I am excited about using this month is Johnny Appleseed and the Bear!


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Well that's my random five for this week! Be sure to link up with Kacey with your Five for Friday! Have a great weekend blog friends... I'm off for my nightly run. :)


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