Hello there! It's only been two weeks, but it feels like forever since I've blogged. I was so sick last week, then my son came down with it, so we've been a little out of sorts. That being said, I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for TWO weeks of Five for Friday fun!
The top one has finished assessments, the "File and Forget" one has forms that weren't quite on level, and the "Is It Friday Yet?" one has all the ones I haven't done. Cause they take forever. And I'd rather it be Friday.
Have you read this book yet? It's awesome! There are 300 strategies to reach every reader.
It's so easy to find what skill you're looking for. The sides are labeled with reading levels, text type, and skills addressed.
If you don't have this book yet, find a copy and get ready to rock your reading groups!
We've been studying animal habitats (for like, forever) and this week the kids chose their own animal to draw in their natural habitat with chalk and crayons. Just say the word chalk to littles and they loose their minds. I love the way this one turned out!
Ok, time for some #unfilteredclassrooms. We're at that point of the year where teachers are feeling like this:
And our supplies are starting to look like this:
(Four years was apparently all it could take.) So this week, we implemented "The Great Pencil Challenge!" We have a pencil breaking culprit amongst all the other spring fever issues, so each student has their name written on their own individual pencil. At the end of the week, the people with their pencil still in tact (not broken in half, no eraser bitten off, and they still know where it is!) get to go the treasure box. I HATE using the treasure box
to bribe as incentives, but the issue with supplies is about to send me over the edge needing an intervention.
And then, after we talked about how much time we have left together in 1st grade, I got a super sweet note:
…which made me tear up. Even on crazy days, they are so sweet and loving. Do you ever forget just how little your littles are? I do. But things like this bring me back. As much as I am ready for summer, I will miss this crazy group so much. We have 28 days of school left and my goal is to make the most of every single one of them. Here's to full moon, Earth Day, Friday crazy! It's the only one I'll ever get with them. Better make the most of it. :) (Sorry for getting sappy on you there, but this note…)
Now, go make the most of it with your crew, then stop by Doodle Bugs Teaching for more Five for Friday fun. Have a great weekend.