A Peek at my Week/Book Recommendation

 Today, I am linking up with Jennifer from Mrs. Laffin's Laughings for her link-up:  A Peek at my Week.

Also, I'm linking up with Collaboration Cuties, Amanda & Stacia, for their Must Read Mentor Text Link-Up.

 This week we're reading one of my favorite stories in our reading books:  Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens.

Tops and Bottoms is a beautifully illustrated book that teaches a lesson about character and plants.  In the story, clever Hare tricks lazy Bear by offering him the parts of the plants that you can't eat ("So, what will it be, Bear?  The top half or the bottom half?  It's up to you - tops or bottoms?").  This is an all-around awesome book!

Some skills that could be covered include:  character comparison; summarizing or plants.

 I also found this free activity on TPT:

Tops and Bottoms Comparing Character Traits~ FREEBIES

 Here's the direct link:  http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Tops-and-Bottoms-Comparing-Character-Traits-FREEBIES-652818/

This teacher also has a Facebook page that you can check out to learn more about her:


The news at my Weight Watchers weigh-in was not very promising today.  I gained 3 pounds in one week.  How does that happen?  It doesn't seem like I eat differently from week to week.  Plus, in addition to spinning 4 times this week, I also shoveled a lot of snow.  I'm going to have to really focus on eating less.  Here are some highlights from Weight Watchers:

That omelet looks pretty big and delicious.  I wonder if I would gain weight from eating that.

Plus, this quote is perfect for all of us:

Now I have to go make dinner. 

Have a wonderful week!


1 comment

  1. I love Tops and Bottoms! It's a great book that I used when I taught 3rd grade for theme/moral of the story! It's very cute!!

    Thanks so much for linking up! And don't get discouraged about your weight! Maybe you gained muscle from all of your exercising! ;O)


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