This is a peek at the week in my classroom and behind the scenes!
It's assessment time! Our writing assessment is on a unit from our Being a Writer series. This cute story is the mentor text. It is excellent for talking about author's craft and telling more!
I have these adorable posters hanging in the room and we refer to them during writer's workshop. They go perfectly with my classroom decor. What a find! Thank you Anna!
poster set from Anna Brantley
We are working our way down the cupboards one mini-lesson at a time! :)
This week, I introduced procedures for and the process of peer editing.
The students did a great job putting their heads together to make their stories better!
The little authors are learning how to write leads.
This is an attempt at adding a sound word with our writing about a pet.
BLUHB! Love it!
This student tried a flashback lead!
Isn't their artwork just precious?
Meet Fancy! :)
This week, we completed MAP testing in math, then took a break from our series to have some fun learning with Aimee Salazar's Winter-tastic Subtraction Centers!
The kids are loving it and we will have more centers left to carry us through another wintery week here in Snow Town, USA!
Speaking of math, behind the scenes, the staff is working to review and rate a number of products we may possibly purchase as our next math series.
I love my district, because each teacher (and we are an enormous group) gets to fill out a rubric and the math council will consider them all before deciding to either pilot or purchase one of them. We have specific things we are looking for in a series like number talks, rich tasks and real-world connections. Online components are nice, games are a plus and so is a home connection.
First up~ EVERYDAY MATH
Do you use it? Do you like it? Do you wish it had something more? I'd love to know what you think!
It can't be Friday without a Fun Friday activity!
We made our love-struck owl project to decorate the room and bulletin board for next week's Valentine festivities!
It was also our monthly donut day. The kids enjoyed chocolate frosted donuts with pink and red sprinkles. Sorry, this is not my photo, they were gobbled up before the camera was taken out!
Hungry now? Me too!
Don't you agree that cooking dinner on Friday night should be banned? It's Jets barbecue chicken pizza for us!
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