I am an empty nester and teacher with an addiction to decorating frugally. Whether it is decorating my classroom space or my home I want to create an environment that feels authentic and homey. I have been inspired by so many blogs this year, so I started this blog as a way of learning and sharing creatively on a budget! I hope I too can motivate and inspire others the same way I have been. I hope you join me on this journey and let me know you've stopped by.
This is the best idea ever and I'm using it on Fridays before our weekly theme tests. I got this idea from Finally in First blog. A form of Literature Circles but way tastier!! Students are given a paper divided into four squares. The four squares are titled Character, Setting, Events, and Ending. While I'm popping the corn in our school popcorn popper they are busy using their basal and filling in the four scores. They glue this to a brown paper bag and we fill them with the popcorn. I divide the students into 4 groups and choose a leader to lead the discussion groups. I have prewritten questions for all the groups to answer. Lots of critical thinking is going on in these groups that always surprises me!!
Here is my para pro Audrey dishing out the popcorn for a student.