Wednesday, November 14

Oprah (and me and my friends!!), Comprehension Freebie, Giveaway(s)

This time of year I see references to Oprah's Favorite Things all over the place. Kinda can't help remembering that it's coming up on my 8 year anniversary...from being in the Oprah show audience...for the Favorite Things show...the one for just teachers.

And, I got to experience it with several of my besties.

AND, Oprah approached our little group afterwards from the back seat of her SUV via her security guard.

Total insanity.

We almost didn't stop. See, we were afraid it was the press and we were given strict orders not to leak anything to the press until the show aired that Monday. The security guard urged us to stop. "Ladies, you are going to want to stop."

The pic is blurry because the random lady who took it was all verklemmt. As were we...we probably would not have been very good at taking any one else's picture either. I am the second one from the left.
 If you want to hear more about this, let me know and I'll put together a post. If you're, like, so over Oprah, I get it. Let me know that, too. And I won't go into it again. :)

Do you ever have your kiddos track their thinking on sticky notes? Ever have them do it as homework? I do, sometimes, with some groups. When I do, sometimes I put the sticky notes on the particular pages I want the kids stop at to record their thinking. Other times I just put a few sticky notes on the cover and they pick and choose where to place them. Depends on the book. We often share and discuss their thoughts the next day. The discussions get fairly lively sometimes depending on the text!

If this sounds like something you'd like to try with your students, I have a note you can send home. There are two on the page so you save some trees. :)

And...for the last of my ramblings...a super talented parent knit and crocheted this precious owl for me. I was so touched...
Have a wonderful rest of your week, friends!!


  1. Just discovered your blog.....the Oprah pic is great, what an experience ! My kids love sticky notes and we use them many different ways.

  2. Oh my goodness! I love Oprah, how awesome are you? I would love to hear a whole post. How did you get chosen?
    The Hive

  3. I ♥ Oprah! How awesome that you were in her audience for a favorite things show and one for teachers no less! You can talk about Oprah all you want, I'll listen(read)! :D

    Bren P.
    The Teacher Diaries

  4. I want to hear about Oprah ! How cool !!

  5. Over Oprah? How could it be possible?Please please do another post! Am so glad Ifound your blog :)

  6. Lisa, I definintely want to hear more about your Oprah story! That is so cool!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  7. I too would hear the Oprah story again and again and again!!! ...and now I know what to do with those post it notes in the boys' books! You're awesome.

  8. That is so cool you were on Oprah's favorite things episode! How did you get picked!?

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten

  9. I want to hear about Oprah too. Do share!!!:)

    Granny Goes to School

  10. YES, of course we want to know more about your exciting visit to Oprah!!! DETAILS!!!

    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  11. Uh, is the sky blue? Is water wet? Of course we want to hear about it!!! What a fantastic experience!!

  12. What an exciting opportunity, Lisa! I'd love to hear more about your experience on Oprah!

    primary practice

  13. Tell me! Tell me! I want to hear all about Oprah! I've been to two tapings and loved every minute of it!


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