Hi Everyone. I've fallen into the black hole that is called Back to School. Where the days are long, sleep is short, and a teacher's energy is zapped! I wanted to share what we've been up to the past 12 days of school. Yep, only 12! I can't believe August is almost over - time has seemed to move at record speeds!
We started our novel studies. Each week we have been focused on a specific reading strategy, but also spiraling through all of them. I've been using my Reading Exit slips on Fridays as a quick check of what the kids should be able to identify. The kids drop them off on this pocket chart, right next to their classroom number.
Nearby this entire wall has turned into a reading center. Don't mind the mail crates underneath. :)
Over in the corner are character traits from Joanne Miller (our intro. to that was this week), and then our strategies. The kids brainstorm different examples from our text, and I stick them on to the reading graphic organizers. The kids have the same ones in the front of their reading comprehension notebooks as a reference of what we are learning. It has made it pretty easy to fill out!
Across the room is our Writing wall. We have started Rainbow Editing and Word of the Day. Little by little this wall is filling up, which makes me happy!
How are you doing? Are you surviving Back to School?