Get ready for some laughter with these crazy, yet factual adventures of my life with my puppies, Emmy and Winston. As you will learn, I was actually a teacher and retired when the clock struck thirty-two years! Even though I had never owned a dog, for some strange reason I thought a puppy would become my full-time companion settling into a calm and relaxing life. That dream cloud quickly dissipated the day after getting my first puppy as my life took a drastic change in every direction! Besides continuously saying "What did I get myself into?" usually at 3:00 a.m. standing in my backyard and acquiring a continuous head twitch because of shaking my head "no", my life has been filled with constant unconditional love and laughter. To add to the craziness of having to play 24/7, I thought it was best if I got another puppy! You will meet him in Story #8! He was indeed a wonderful addition to our house. Emmy quickly became his biggest fan!
The puppies are miniature "Double Doodles" which means they are a cross between a Labradoodle and a Goldendoodle. This is also how I got my (aka) name! While enjoying the silly antics of my puppies and seeing pictures as they grow, the goal for each set is to support first through fifth grade students' learning.
Each set includes a comical 2-3-page story about us and learning activities that are intended to be used to enhance foundational skills at the teacher's discretion depending on his/her students' abilities. As you will see, first graders may need teacher modeling with whole group work, while fifth graders will be able to do the pages independently. No matter if your students do the activities alone, with partners, in small groups, or as a whole group, they will surely appreciate the fun and learning that transpires! Seeing pictures of Emmy and Winston growing with each set will charm your students as they both look so sweet and innocent. Hmmm…...you will soon learn the truth!
The description for each set lists the actual pages included. Check out the below list of examples:
Pictures of Emmy/Winston
Student Checklist to check off work completed
Comprehension: True or False Sentences
Comprehension: Fill in the Blanks
Vocabulary-Syllables and Definitions
Sequences of Events
Draw a Picture
Count the Objects
Fact and Opinion
Differentiation info and pages for reinforcing skills related to Phonics, Word Work, and Syllables.
Syllable Success Rules and Examples
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I hope you adore these sets as much as I love telling the story of Emmy, Winston, and Mrs. Doodles and the shock I am experiencing being a puppy owner!
Don’t forget to check out the previews. Each set can be bought individually or as a bundle. Each bundle contains five sets and is priced at a 20% discount. Meaning one set is automatically free! More sets and bundles are on the way as the story continues. Remember to “follow me” to learn about sales or freebies!
Thanks so much for your interest and support,
Terry Kirkeby @ Teaching Amazing Kids