TGIF! I'm so happy is it Friday and the weekend! This week was a super busy week. I'm glad to just put up my feet and relax!
Although I can't for too long because I still have more work! It just never ends as a teacher.
Little cuties doing read to self! We are up to 9 minutes of stamina now! My kids are loving this time. I only have one student who breaks stamina consistently he just stops reading and looks around.
My kids playing freeze tag. Everyone is it and when you get lightly tapped on the shoulder you freeze and put your arms up. Then someone can un freeze you by going under your arms. The rules are you have to walk and you can't tag the person that just un tagged you. We played this game when it was raining outside! I think my kids are going to love silly games and sports! Only one kid didn't follow the rules and had to sit out.
These are beautiful little drawings the kids made and label of themselves.
This guy cracks me up! I had his brother in my class two years ago. He drew himself in a science lab and labeled the parts. He labeled "not tested potion." Just makes me smile. I love out of the box thinkers.
We started math journals this week. My kids did really well with doing math problems on their own. They answered the question with sentences and pictures. Then they had to turn to their shoulder partner and explain how they got the answer and what they did. I love hearing their responses. Most of them knew who had more books but it was harder for them to explain how they knew. I know this is really going to help my students dig deeper into math this year. Right now we are doing the problems whole group and then going over them together but I may turn math journals into a center later in the year.
We took our spelling pre-test and I'm so happy with how my kids did! Five of my kids will be on the on grade level list this week. This is the list I tested them on for the pre-test. Most of my kids scored a 100% on the test though so they will be practicing the above grade level list this week. It is still short /a/ but with blends. I made lists for the whole year and have the resources on my TPT here.
It was a great first week back and I'm looking forward to more with this class! Hope everyone has a wonderful, relaxing weekend!