Friday recap of the week and a FREEBIE!:)

It has been a short long week! These 4 day weeks are never as they seem, are they? Many great things happened this week, here's just a few :)
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(Even though this is from the weekend) hubs and I were able to get away for 2 days, without it being a trip for volleyball! It was soooo nice! We went and had dinner with his sister and her boyfriend, had some much needed together time, and went to the Columbus Zoo! It was a great time. I don't know about you, but I love sharing a few personal photos because I feel it helps us get to know each other better :)

My honey enjoying our amazing breakfast!
Hanging with some primates :)
A beautiful day!

My kiddos have been working so hard on their Reading Olympians pack! I have so many kiddos wanting to work extra at home so they can move on to the next level! I am so impressed with their vocabulary growth already!

I was able to get in a few good runs before school this week! Getting to run 3 miles in the morning when it is actually nice out is bliss! Thank you spring weather!
Hubs and I enjoyed a nice quiet dinner at home together (doesn't happen very often because of volleyball!) Since y'all know I LOVE to cook, here was the dinner!
Simple but delicious.. spinach and artichoke grilled cheese on Tuscan Bread with wine and a salad. Yum!

We have also been working tiredlessly on Informational Text skills in my classroom using my pack! My kiddos have come so far and I am so proud of them! Remember, this pack and my nonfiction text features pack are both on sale through today! Pick up your copy for cheaper :)

Thanks to the amazing OUTSTANDING and talented Nikki at Melonheadz, I have some awesome The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe clipart! These have now been added to my Lapbook and just make it that much better!

I received SO many comments and questions about my post talking about my reading workshops! (Read about it here) I appreciate all of the love :) I posted my anecdotal note-taking pages and schedule page as a freebie over at my TPT store! Click here to pick them up!

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 I have also been working soooo hard on a 4th Grade Common Core Aligned Review package! I hope to have it done this weekend and up by next week! I am creating it out of my own need as we prepare for the big test. I would love to hear from some of you what you'd like to see in this pack! After I finish it, I will pick someone who made a suggestion to receive it for free! Comment away please :)Those of you that are preparing for standardized tests as well, hopefully you can benefit from it! Check back in Monday and hopefully I will have it done :) Thanks for reading everyone! I'm off to a weekend filled with a wedding and volleyball! 

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  1. I wish I could get up early and run, well walk I dislike running, I envy you! :). My kids are also still loving their Reading Olympics and making connections to words in all subject areas.

    Jess

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  2. I need to get back to running:/ Since I fell a few weeks ago and tweaked my knee and whatever runs down the outside of my leg, I haven't been able to....it hurts:( We are supposed to go to a beach vball college tourney tomorrow:) Busy day:) Those sandwiches sound heavenly! I am going to have to dig into your reading posts and check out that nonfiction text packet! Our testing starts Monday!!! Ugh!

    4th Grade Frolics

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  3. I am glad you got some good runs in this week before the Ohio weather turned sour. I actually went out and tried two new trails. It was great! Your sandwich looks delicious. I love artichoke. For suggestions, I can always use new ways to work on main idea and details. Also, cannot get enough practice with affixes!

    Amy
    Eclectic Educating

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    1. I know, what the heck is with this gross weather now?! We better get sunshine net week :)Thanks so much for the suggestions!

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing the pages from your reading workshop binder. Have a lovely volleyball/wedding weekend!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

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    1. Of course! Hope you're able to put them to good use :) Have a wonderful weekend as well!

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  5. That sandwich looks so good!!! Gotta get my runs in too - couldn't live without them. Volleyball consumes our life too... I think if you lived out here in sunny CAli...we'd be fast friends.
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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    1. It was delicious! I couldn't live without running, either! We sure have a lot in common! I can't wait to go and read up on your blog now! Wish we lived closer :(

      Amelia

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  6. Gosh, what time does your school start that you can get a run in before work?? I'd have to get up at 4:00 to do that :( Looks like a fun weekend!! I hope this weekend is just as nice ;)

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    1. Our kiddos don't come until 8:55 so we don't have to be there until 8:10am. When I taught 6th grade I had to be there by 6:55am so that was rough. Now I can get up at 6 and get a nice run in before I have to go... it is great! :)

      Amelia

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  7. Those packs have been on my wish list on TPT so I should probably go ahead and purchase them. Our BIG TESTS aren't until the end of May! (the agony of waiting!)
    As far as the review pack goes for math I think I would like to see as much fractions as possible. Those are such a big chunk of our year!
    For ELA my students struggled the most with 4.RI.8, which is about finding evidence in the text. This was especially difficult for my many ESL students.
    Off to TPT!
    -Melissa

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    1. Glad your able to get them for a discount! :) I agree... it is AGONY! That stinks that you have to wait so long. Thank you for your suggestions :)

      Amelia

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  8. Your informational text skills pack is amazing!! I wish I liked to run because it would sure burn the calories but I just can't do it! You go girl:)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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    1. I used to strongly dislike running until my dad convinced me to run a half marathon! Being a daddy's girl, I couldn't resist.. and since then I've loved it! THANKS :)

      Amelia

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  9. Your week sounded great! I am excited that you have spring in Ohio! I am not sure how because we still have winter! Hope this weekend is great.
    Kristy
    2 Peas and a Dog Teaching Blog

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    1. We have a little more of winter weather today :/ It's supposed to warm up again next week, though! Hope you guys get some warm weather, too :)

      Amelia

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  10. Love, love, love that new clipart! She's so talented! I'm also super jealous that you get to workout/run before work. That would be awesome, but as Elizabeth said, I'd have to get up at 4am to be able to do that...and that is not so awesome. ;) Thanks for linking up your fun week!

    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness

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    1. Isn't it adorable?! I love everything she does! I lOVE being able to workout before work! I don't have to be there until 8:10 so it is wonderful! I get up at 6 and get a nice workout in and can still get to work by 7:45 :) When I taught 6th I had to be there by 6:55am so no workouts for me! It is much better now :)

      Thanks for leaving some love!

      Amelia

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