(Teenie) Beanie Babies at McDonalds

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  1. TeacherSandra

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    I remember reading many teachers enjoy using beanie babies with their curriculum.
    I strolled into McDonald's today and found out that teenie beanie babies are the kids meals.

    Just wanted to pass the news.
     
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    Good heavens: teenie beanies are back at Mickey D's? The last time I recall that happening, one of my kids was in kindergarten...
     
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    Love those beenie babies! And they're really cute! I got myself 2 this past Sunday. You can buy them individually as I did. I believe they are 1.69 each.
     
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    awwww....they're adorable!
     
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    That sure beats having to eat 30 kid's meals just to get the collection. :p
    Not, that we'd have a problem eating them...but, we do try to limit fastfood intake. :)
     
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    They are adorable! I'd eat a few Happy Meals if I had to. :)
     
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    I remember that the last time they were offered people went nuts driving miles and miles to get just the right one to complete their sets .... hope that doesn't happen again.

    I could be forced to eat a Happy Meal easily....
     
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    My husband and I were in a McD's years ago when some people came in and were speaking French...One said to the other "Qu'est- ce que c'est, un happy meal?"...Made me smile..:)
     
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    You can play with the new ones online...not that I have :p, I wonder if there are any educational games?
     
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    They said that the beanie babies were their best selling happy meals so they brought them back for the anniversary. Got the dolphin the other day, so cute!! Week 3's ladybug is adorable.
     
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    Is there a place to find the schedule? I see a lot of the beanie baby reading strategy beanies on there....
     
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    Oh no!!! I still have my two boxes full of beanie babies the last time I went beanie baby crazy, oh, 10 years ago!!!!! I don't, and didn't eat meat, and still got the happy meals just to get the beanie babies. Gave the happy meal away. :D Oh, dear, buying them individual for only $1.69???? Hmmmmm....
     
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    isn't it reading strategies that people use beanies for?

    I didn't see any at McDs that match the strategies.
     
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    Yep. I saw a dog, bear, monkey... not sure about the others.
     
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    I asked 2 McDonald's employees for a numbered list of the beanies; the best the guy could do was give me a box with the numbered pictures; hey, he tried. :D
    I wish I had my box with me...I asked if they had a penguin (DS favorite animal) and the girl looked around and pulled it out for me. They were handing out the purple monkey today.
     
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    There are only 3 that match up with the strategies.
     
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    I'm assuming the line up they have online is how they're being passed out. I got #1 and #2 this past Sunday which are the dolphin and ladybug....and they are super cute!! I'm about to get another set of those.
     
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    Here is what I found about the beanies that go along with the strategies...

    Decoding Beanies

    Stretchy Snake
    ------ “S-t-r-e-t-c-h” it out!
    • Stretch the word out slowly.
    • Put the sounds together to figure out
    the word.

    Chunky Monkey

    ------ Chunk the Word!
    • Look for a “chunk” that you know
    (-ing, -and, -art, -old, etc.).
    • Look for a word part (be-, -er, etc.)

    Lips the Fish
    ------ Get Your Lips Ready!
    • Say the first few sounds of the word
    out loud.
    • Read to the end of the sentence and
    say the sounds again.

    Tryin' Lion
    ------ Look at the Pictures!
    • Look at the pictures for clues to help
    figure out the word.

    Skippy the Frog
    ------ Skip It, Skip It!
    • Skip the word (“skip it, skip it”)
    • Read to the end of the sentence.
    • “Hop back” and read it, read it.

    Helpful Kangaroo
    ------ Ask For Help!
    • After you have tried all of the other
    strategies, ask for help.

    Eagle Eye------ Look at the Pictures!
    • Look at the pictures for clues to help
    figure out the word.

    Comprehension Beanies

    Spinner the Spider
    ----- Make connections!
    • Connect to what you already know
    -text to text
    -text to self
    -text to world
    • Activate your background knowledge

    Questioning Owl
    ------ Ask Questions as you read!
    • Ask questions about the story before,
    during, and after reading
    • Who, What, Where, Why,…
    • Ask questions…look for answers

    Rocky Raccoon
    ------Visualize as you read!
    • Put pictures in your head as you read
    • See and think about the story like a
    movie going on in your head (What do
    the characters look like? The actions?)

    Digger the Dog
    ------ Determine important ideas!
    • Dig for important details
    • Dig for important information that
    tells you about the author’s message
    • Dig and determine the facts

    Iggy the Inferring Iguana
    ------ Infer as you read!
    • Make predictions while you read
    • Draw conclusions as you put
    information together
    • Reflect while you read

    Jabber the Reteller (Parrot)
    ------ Synthesize and Retell!
    • Put the information together and
    “think” about what you read
    • Retell the story or what you learned in
    your own words

    Fix-Up Bear
    ------ Monitor and Fix-Up!
    • ”Think” while you read to figure out
    when you don’t understand
    • Use fix-up strategies to understand
    when you are reading (use the meaning
    clues, word clues, and pictures clues)

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    Giving Credit to the site I found it on (it's jem's own site):

    http://www.realclassroomideas.com/index.html
     

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