My First Currently

I am so excited to be doing my first ever currently.  I have linked up with Farley at Oh Boy 3rd Grade.



I got an idea from 4th grade Frolics http://4thgradefrolics.blogspot.com/2011/06/super-fun-writing-idea.html website to use The World According to Humphrey for a read aloud.  Last year was the 1st year I used the book and the kids absolutely loved it.  I got some cute little Webkins hamsters on clearance at the Hallmark store.  One was an Easter special and I just cut the rabbit ears off. Their names were Honey and Carrots and the kids could write to them during Daily 5 Writing Time. I did have a big idea to write them back but never did take time to do that.  This year I would like to do better at that.  The things the kids absolutely loved was  The Hamster of Happiness I got at the Hallmark store. They were allowed to listen to one saying each day after we read a chapter. There were lots of giggles. Sad thing is I couldn't find them for sale anymore.

The BFG is another book my kids absolutely loved. I have done a riddle hunt with the book and it really gets them excited about it. Check out the riddle hunt page http://riddlehunts.wikispaces.com/
and scroll down to the files section to download your own BFG riddle hunt.

8 comments:

  1. Congrats on your first Currently!! Im your newest follower!

    Jess
    From Blood to Books!

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    1. Thanks for the follow. I am enjoying learning all about link ups and other fun stuff this summer.

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  2. I love the BFG, too. :) I'm a new follower!

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    1. Hope you can do the BFG hunt with your class. It's so fun. I bought my students the BFG for Christmas last year and they loved the story. There is also a movie on you tube. We watched parts of that too.

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  3. Loving your Humphrey activities!!! Thanks for the shout out;)) So glad your were inspired!!!

    4th Grade Frolics

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    1. Been following your blog since last year and another 4th grade teacher at my school loves you too. Thanks so much for all you ideas.

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  4. I love those hamsters! What a precious thing to do with them.

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. =)


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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    1. Checked out your site and excited to look at it closer later. Thanks so much for following.

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