Mentor Text, Daily Deal, 100th Post Celebration

Happy Monday! I hope everyone is having a good day so far and that the stresses that Mondays hold, the end of the year frenzy, and testing times aren't wearing anyone down too much today. I'm here with a hodge-podge of a post, so bear with me please! :)

First up, one of my absolute favorite linkys happened yesterday over at Collaboration Cuties: Mentor Text Link, Science Edition. I knew just the book that I wanted to share, but I left it at school. Rather than journey back up to the building I opted to wait a day. Without further adieu:

If you know me real well, I have a dweeby/corny sense of humor. I couldn't help myself on the one word :)

I have several students who love nonfiction books. This is one book that is picked up quite often. National Geographic has such wonderful pictures and the book is chock full of information that is presented in an interesting way.

 When there is text in this book, it is short snippets, that is presented in an eye catching way. The book is definitely not text heavy, so students aren't afraid to read about the pictures that they see.

Speaking of pictures...this book if full of beautiful photographs. Most of which cover two page spreads, like this... interesting yet terrifying:

It's not so bad until...

There is a whole sea of red. Eek!

At any rate though, it is an interesting read even if it's just a book student's pick up for fun. 

Next up, today only my multiplication madness centers are $1.80 at Teacher's Notebook. I won a daily deal, so if your needing any materials for this year or next, today's the day to check them out!

This is my 100th post! Whoot! I wasn't sure I'd stick with blogging or have enough to say to actually keep this little project up for 10 posts let alone 100. To celebrate, here is a worksheet that come from a packet of fact and opinion activities that I'm currently working on, and hope to finish up before schools out.

 You can download this from TPT or TN.

Last, but certainly not least, the amazing Megan from I Teach, What's Your Super Power & A Bird in Hand Designs (um.. check out the beauty that surrounds my blog... she is fantastic!) Well, she is celebrating 700 Followers! Be sure to check out her blog where she is celebrating for 3 days and giving away some of her favorite things. You don't want to miss out!


  1. Thanks so much for the freebie! And congrats on your 100th post! That's a huge milestone that I cannot even imagine getting anywhere close to right now. Thanks again!

  2. 100 posts, congratulations!! I love the look of the mentor text you shared - sometimes it is great to have books that just motivate students to pick up a non-fiction book. I will check this one out for sure.

  3. Hooray for 100! I'm close! That'll be me next week! ;-) your one word made me laugh out loud for real. :o)
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  4. My students love non fiction books too and I think it's mainly because of the images! I'm thinking my students would love this book as well. :) Congrats on your 100th post!!

    Learning to the Core

  5. I love the National Geographic books, too, but I don't have one that long...I need THAT one, even if it is creepy!! And your one word is perfect! That's why we put that category! We love cleverness!!

    Yay for 100 posts! We hit our last week and I totally meant to celebrate it but we rolled right through it apparently... :O( I'm with you though! I didn't think we'd ever get to 100...but I'm glad we did!!

    Thank you so much for the freebie!! And thank you for linking up!! :O)
    Collaboration Cuties

  6. What great photographs this book has! I like how the text is laid out too!
    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  7. Eeewwwww.....those crabs are SCARY!!

    Congrats on 100 followers.

    ShaI Run Read Teachnnon


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