Monday, March 31, 2014

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 13

The Good:
We finished reading "The Little House in the Big Woods" this week and I was beyond excited to start our next read-a-loud. This was read to me when I was in third grade and I can still remember it so fondly. We're all loving it so far - and it's perfect for the subjects we're covering in word study: homophones, figurative language, metaphors, and similes!

The Random:
We're in the throws of our Passover learning right now. I will share more about what we're doing closer to the holiday - but for today's random-ness: Jewish Math.

I love teaching this, especially ahead of our fractions unit. -- You take the middle matzah, break it in half...then you take the larger half and hide it away for the afikomen. Say what?

The Fun:
I'm not ashamed to admit that I am a gigantic kid at heart! So naturally, I had to buy "Frozen" and watch it this weekend. I don't often buy DVDs (last one I bought was Les Mis - contrast, eh?) but this one is too good to not own!
The movie madness continued when 10 friends and I all saw "The Muppet Movie" Sunday night. SO. MUCH. FUN!

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19 thoughts on the matter:

Nicole Bryce-Sharron said... {Reply}

Awe I remember The Little House in the Big Woods, will have to now pick that up for mine!

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

It's Spring Break for us, so I think the boys and I will see The Muppets. Still love Kermit!

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

I can't wait to see the Muppet's, Love them still after all these years hehe :) thanks for hosting :)

Nicki said... {Reply}

My daughter went to see Frozen in Japanese this weekend (apparently has already seen in it English) - and even with her explanation and enthusiasm, I've come to realize that I've outgrown silly animations (until grandchildren - when I'll have my 3rd childhood). Sounds like you had a fun weekend.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Hahaha, we succumbed and bought the Frozen DVD, too :) We knew that we were going to get plenty of mileage out of it. We already had a play date where Z and her friend (with whom she watched the movie at the cinema) watched it over and over and sang and giggled over the bonus features. :)

Sarah Carletti said... {Reply}

I love good movies and we just enjoyed Frozen this weekend. Great! Have a good week!

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

I'm coming to hang out with you! You have all the good stuff! Our favorite Little House book is Farmer Boy. I think I salivated through the whole thing!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

I wonder if Gabbie would like the phantom tollbooth. is it scary? I love everything in this post from the jewish math to the muppets!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said... {Reply}

I have heard of "The Phantom Tollbooth" but have never read it. I think I need to. :)

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

It's been a great week in review Tamar!!! Can't wait to see what you do this week.

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

Totally with ya on "Frozen"...LOVE IT!

Renae of Simple Sequins said... {Reply}

hey Tamar! Yay, for nephew time again. Woot Woot! Yup, these nude heels are my FAVORITE SHOES. Ya can't tell huh?

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

I think I have to buy Frozen too (it might be going in somebody's Easter basket). We also bought Les Mis but we also just bought Catching Fire recently. I think Les Mis was the one before that though!
Fractions and matzoh! How fun!!
We saw The Grand Budapest Hotel this weekend and loved it! Muppets looks good!

Sian said... {Reply}

I love Frozen soooo much!!!

Kimberly Vensel said... {Reply}

I'll have to check out those books. I don't think we have read either. Frozen is such a great movie! I could watch it every day! We've been listening to the soundtrack on YouTube - singing our lungs out. :)

packmom said... {Reply}

You're so fun. I think it's great you see, buy and enjoy the kid movies. I bet it also helps keep you connected to your students and nephews.

amanda | wildly simple said... {Reply}

We just finished reading Little House in the Big Woods aloud, too.
It was read aloud to me in 3rd grade, I re-read the whole series as an adult while expecting our 5th child - reading some of them aloud to our other kids at that time.
Now he (our 5th) is 7 yrs. old & we're enjoying reading them aloud to him. :)
I have not seen Frozen yet, but have heard such good things about it! Fun post - you rock. :)

Anonymous said... {Reply}

I really do need to check out Frozen. I've not seen it yet, but I keep hearing good things.

Shoshanah said... {Reply}

I absolutely ADORE The Phantom Tollbooth, and while the book is better still love the movie.

And as for 3rd grade read-alouds I distinctly remember our teacher reading Roald Dahl's The BFG to start off the year.