It has been a CR-A-ZY back to school week. I was so exhausted after each day and I stayed so late each day that I came home and plopped onto my bed! I was having a hard time juggling blogging, sleeping and eating. But, I'm back and I'm ready to join some linkys, go back to commenting on all these wonderful blogs and so many classroom photos (I LOVE looking at classroom photos) and keeping myself updated on the blogging world! YAY! Oh, btw, Android finally released a Pinterest app that I canNOT get myself away from. I love me some pinning!
Here's a few pictures of some little things from around my classroom...
I got this idea from somewhere online and I am so glad that I did! I have a spot for all of the lost marker tops and glue stick tops. The students are so good about putting the tops in here. Now, I'm hoping, we'll always be able to find a top! I have even taught a few of my girlies to take the tops off of dried out markers to save for others that lose their tops. Here's to hoping this will last!
Today I officially started using my new SuperKids reading curriculum! Wooo Hooo! I have been so nervous about this program and now that day 1 is down, I am even more nervous!!!!! I don't know why! Well I do know why... while it is a great program that introduces blending fairly quickly, I worry about the few students on my class that are already reading. I am hoping that once I figure out the program a little better, I can begin to modify the work to meet the needs of the students who are already reading AND those with a disability that causes them not to be able to access the materials from the program. Unit 1, Lesson 1 was fun, interactive but has the potential to bore those who already know that the letter C makes the /k/ sound. Hmf... I have to keep reminding myself that I can't do it all and I definitely can't do it all in one day.
This is a picture of my gingerbread man board... I added a cute title but didn't get a pic of it. On the second day of school we went on a hunt around the school for the Gingerbread Man! He left us clues all around the school (our way of getting them acquainted with the school grounds) to help us find him but he was just too fast! This is seriously the most memorable event in the first month of school for the kids. We didn't catch him but he did leave us a note and a gingerbread cookie as a treat. The next day, we made our own gingerbread men. Aren't they darling?
I am working on a 5 Senses pack with a powerpoint, review, hands-on activities and assessment. Hopefully it will be up soon! We are teaching senses this week so I'm hoping to include all of the things that work out well. Maybe I'll give a few away! =)
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