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Before Spring Break, I completed my Greek Mythology unit with my kiddos. I created this unit last year and I know that many of you have it. Many thanks for your purchases! :)
I remembered last year when I was implementing this unit, I struggled to find myths to use with my fourth graders. Have you read some of those myths? They are really "racy" so to speak for a fourth grader.
Anyway, this year, I decided to write my own myths to use in my classroom. So that is what I have done and I have it in a format that I can share with you. Yes, I have a new Greek mythology unit available in my store. This unit includes eleven myths that I have retold in a more kid-friendly version. These versions are very similar to the original, they are just rated G instead of R. LOL! Although, this unit was designed to compliment my already existing unit, it could be a stand alone unit because I did create some activities that are common core aligned for grades 3-5 to accompany the stories.
Here is the unit if you are interested in checking it out.
I have some freebie Powerpoint activities to share with you that I used with my Greek Mythology unit this year. I used the first Powerpoint to introduce our Greek mythology study. I began by asking the students to tell me what they knew about mythology. Most of them told me they knew NOTHING! I was like, "Oh, really? I bet you know more than you think!" Then I shared this PowerPoint with the kids. It got them really excited about the unit because they realized they knew a whole lot more than they thought. Also, as way to get the kids thinking, I told them to see if they could come up with some other companies that use Greek mythology as an inspiration for their logos and slogans. Click on the picture below to check out this Powerpoint.
In addition to this, I have a PowerPoint that I used when I taught the story The Golden Touch. It includes the key common core vocab that I wanted to the students to learn. Also, it includes and exit slip. Because I made the PowerPoint to protect the graphics I used, I am not sure the link works. Here is the commercial that I used for the exit slip so that students would understand the allusion "the Midas touch." Click here.
If you wish to read my previous post about my Greek mythology unit, click here.
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I hope everyone has had a great week!!!! The weather is beautiful this weekend, so I am having a difficult time sitting at the computer. It is above 70 degrees and the sun is shining. I am so ready for spring.
Anyway, I shared with you last week about a new artist, my school librarian, the Library Fox. Well, I am excited to announce that she has started a blog. I am SO excited for her! I would love for you to visit her site, follow her blog, and/or store. Please tell her that I sent you! She will love it!!
Here is her blog address: http://thelibraryfox.blogspot.com/
Like I said, it's nice out, so I am going outside to play with my puppy. I just wanted to give Foxy a shout-out! She has posted some new products in her store, so if you are looking for some adorable clip art....her store is http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Libraryfox. She has the cutest puppy pack you have EVER seen!!!!!
OMG!!! How in the world did I let a month go by without blogging? I am not even sure if there are still people reading my blog at this point. I have seriously neglected it.
I do have some exciting news! My husband and I have adopted a new puppy. His name is Bocephus (Bo). He is an English mastiff. He has definitely consumed a lot of our time during the last couple of weeks. He turned eight weeks old yesterday and boy is he getting BIG!!! Here is a picture of my sweet baby, but I will tell you, he is already a lot bigger! If you know anything about mastiffs, you know they are BIG dogs! We are excited about that! I can't wait to have a dog that weighs over 200 lbs. I love this big baby already! :)
Other excited news....the librarian at my school is SUPER talented! If you need something made, created, drawn, etc., she is the "go-to" person. Well, after slightly twisting her arm, I talked her into creating clipart to sell. She has made all kinds of fonts, lettering, and clipart to sell. I would love for you to check out her cutie patootie store. She has even created a font just for me named Nicole's Dots. Click on the picture below to check out Crystal- the Libraryfox's graphics and fonts. I promise you will love them!!!!
If you are still reading and have made it this far, I have a freebie to share with you. I have created a St. Patrick's Day writing activity to share with you. With this writing activity, the students will create a leprechaun trap and write an explanatory piece about how to make their trap. What a fun and engaging way to get your kiddos writing! Click on the picture below to check this file out in my TpT store! I would love for you to leave some feedback while you are there. :)
I have about five different files started and hope to get them finished soon, so be on the lookout for more products in the NEAR future!
I have been working, slowly, but surely to revamp some of my older files. I just finished up my Science Vocabulary Word Wall and the new and improved file is definitely much cuter! :) If you have already purchased this file, please go to TpT and download the most updated version.
This file contains 90 vocabulary cards that were designed to be a Science Word Wall, but you most certainly could use them in a Science center or hole punch them and put them on a ring to use as a vocabulary review game. The possibilities for these are endless! Check them out here!