Five For Friday


1. Cat in the Hat:  So excited Kohls still had some Dr. Seuss stuff left over!  I was able to pick up this guy for $5!
2. The Monday I posted about a student complaining that our local benchmark reading assessment was yeah she scored 81%.  Glad she found some motivation. One of my students scored 100% on the Math portion, they gave me some encouragement for our upcoming state assessment.

3. Scandal was back last night!  I waited THREE WEEKS for the show to come back on!  Love this show!

4. I created a new product this week, Reading Test Prep: Question Analysis, to help my students prepare for our state assessment.  Half the battle of "beating" the test is understanding the tricky wording of questions.  I created this sort for students to complete in pairs or in small groups.  Students read comprehension questions and determine which standard it addresses.

Students set out the standard cards. {Context Clues, Theme, Main Idea, Summarize, Character in Details,  Compare & Contrast, Genre, Making Inferences}

Students read a question card aloud to their teammates.
Example: Which detail would be added to a retelling of the story?

Students work together to determine which standard the question is asking them to think about.

They then place the card under the standard card.
The example question would go under the Summarizing card.

There are six questions for each standard, except for Summarizing it has three questions.
This group had some questions to go back and review.

5. IT'S FRIDAY!  This has been the longest week!  I am so glad to for the weekend to be here. Be sure to stop by on Sunday for my 200 Follower Giveaway!  Everyone will be a winner :)


  1. I, too, have stocked up on many Kohl's critters and books for the classroom - you can't beat $5! :) Good luck on your upcoming assessments!

    Love, Live, and Teach

  2. The comprehension question activity looks like it will prepare your students well for the assessment!
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  3. Hi Jess,
    Way to get your kiddos engaged - they were really into that activity. Very cool!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  4. Love the standards match-up idea! Looks like a very busy week :)


    Fun in Room 4B

  5. Love the Cat in the Hat! Good luck with your testing :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade


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