Saturday, November 17, 2012

Turkey or Ham - Persuasive Writing, Good News, and Giveaway Reminder



This week, in preparation for Thanksgiving, students practiced writing persuasive pieces from a turkey or pigs point of view.  Students selected one, and then tried to convince their audience to eat the other.  These came out really cute so we displayed them in the hallway!




Sorry for the glare.  I'm hoping to get a better digital camera for Christmas.  Any suggestions?  I'm pretty clueless when it comes to photography but my goal over Christmas break is to learn a little about picture taking.  Blog posts are very visual.  The first thing I notice when I visit someone's blog are their pictures.  I want to improve on my photography skills so that I can provide you with the best blog posts possible. 

Want to snag my Turkey or Ham Persuasive Writing pack for free?  Just be one of the first 3 people to comment and tell me what you are doing next week (in regards to Thanksgiving) with your class!



Now...on to some good news!  Today was a day of celebration!  I found out my scores for National Board Certification and .......

I PASSED!!!!

I am now a National Board Certified Teacher!  I am absolutely elated.  I spent most of last school year ( and the summer before ) teaching, analyzing, writing, video taping, reflecting, and revising in preparation for this.  I worked my little tail off.  Thankfully, my hard work paid off.  Jeff (my husband) bought me some flowers as a congratulations!


 If your considering National Board Certification I can tell you first hand that it was the best professional development that I've ever had.  I truly think the process strengthened my teaching and I am a better teacher because of it.  I'd be happy to answer any questions that you have about the process.

Lastly...don't forget about my giveaway!  Check out my previous post to enter before it's too late!



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

We will be finishing up our research unit about the Pilgrims.
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Jenny Kime said...

I love your turkey vs. ham idea!! Definitely a fun writing idea :0) I teach at a Christian school & we will be talking about the Feast of Weeks which the Israelites used to observe. It was basically a time to thank God for the harvest - the same way the Pilgrims did. I'm doing a bread tasting with the kids (rye, pumpernickel, oat, wheat). Then we will vote on favorites & graph the results.

YearntoLearn said...

I always read the book Thanksgiving at theTappleton's and have the kids perform it as a reader's theatre.

Love your Ham or Turkey writing.

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Emily said...

Congratulations! I have been considering starting the certification, just don't know if my already way too stressful life could handle it at this moment in time.

Cherie said...

My kiddos and I will do all things Thanksgiving related!
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Kathy Olenczuk said...

Congratulations on your certification...that is a HUGE accomplishment!!

Hilary said...

Congratulations!! That is fantastic! This will I will be working with my students on a neat Thanksgiving readers theater that I found on the Scholastic website.