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Keeping it real and Autobiographies by becky on March 23, Hi Everyone! Recently my poor pup, Lillie The dots behind Dots-n-Spots has been having some pretty serious testing. Anyway, about two years ago around the time I started this blogLillie and I were playing in the backyard with her basketball.
She likes to pop them and them use them as a frisbee. She had surgery and the ankle healed itself. Well, my girl did this and for a while she was doing water rehab and taking anti inflammatory medicine.
If you have dogs on NSAIDs, then you know blood tests are required to make sure the liver continues to work properly. Well, over the past several months her liver enzymes have skyrocketed to the point of high risk for liver failure.
I stopped with the NSAIDs and they continued to rise, I stopped giving her any extra supplements, and they continued to rise, she had an ultrasound of her liver, bladder, gall bladder, and everything looked fine.
Then, it was finally time to biopsy the liver itself to see what is going on. This past Wednesday she had the biopsy and an x- ray. Well, in the meantime, they sent my dog home and she has been a complete zombie. She is so lethargic and sad. I feel like a horrible mom and just want her to feel better.
The worst part for me is knowing that once the liver is figured out, she is going to have another procedure on her knee to recover from. If you can keep my pup in your thoughts, we would both appreciate it.
Just know that your financial support has helped me to be able to take care of Lillie the way she deserves. I honestly look forward to the day that one of the checks I earn can be used for something fun.
If you read this far… you seriously rock. But, like I said, we can take all the positive thoughts we can get. So several, several months ago, I was on TpT looking for Autobiography lesson plan ideas. I happened to come across this unit from the amazing Christi Fultz of Ms.
I loved how she had all the topics listed and included, and best of all that she was giving her unit away for free. First, I started with an Autobiography Anchor chart to get my kiddos familiar with the type of writing we were about to tackle.
I explained that we were going to be writing our own Autobiographies in writing class and that at the end, we were going to put them together into a book.
Most kids realized how much writing they were going to have to do. But, once I told them they were going to be made into a book, the excitement got greater. I explained that I would be modeling each prompt for them before they began their own sloppy copies.
I also explained we would never do more than one a day. This again seemed to relieve some anxiety. Then, came the actual writing. I wish I had taken pictures of this part, but I completely forgot.
I would literally write my sloppy copy while they watched. I really feel that taking this time each day to model is what helped my students to complete their prompts successfully. This way they could feel more ownership of what they were writing and not feel like I told them exactly what they had to do.
Again, model, model, model. In the middle of this project, I began to think about all the editing that was going to need to happen. I ended up taking some of the pressure off myself and putting it back on the students. Lastly, I sent the prompts home for Parent Edit.Focus on Biographies in 3rd Grade.
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Elementary School Middle School High School 4th Grade Kindergarten 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 1st Grade 5th Grade PreK Higher Ed. Animal Studies Find lessons, printables, and ideas for teaching students about animals in our world. Grades K Keep Wild Animals Wild - Lesson Plan. DOWNLOAD LESSON PLAN. Grades K Keep Wild Animals Wild. Jul 28, · Explain that auto means "self," bio means "life," and graphy means "writing." An autobiography is a piece of writing about one's own life. My Life Story. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Write Your Own Ending lesson plan. 2nd grade /5(3). Keeping it real and Autobiographies. by becky on March several months ago, I was on TpT looking for Autobiography lesson plan ideas. I happened to come across this unit from the amazing Christi Fultz of Ms. Fultz My 3rd grade writers struggle with organization (among other traits) and would greatly benefit from the layout of the unit.
by Natalie Phillips Day 1 Immersion In small groups, the students will read a biography together and. (A) plan a first draft by selecting a genre appropriate for conveying the intended meaning to an audience and generating ideas through a range of strategies (e.g., . Autobiography Writing Planner and Templates.
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