After 3 days with my new class, I am in love! What a super sweet group I have! Too excited about what this school year will bring!
A huge thank you to Lorraine from Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies for the adorable, fantastic Save Fred group activity! We started our day yesterday with me saying "Students, today you are going to save a life!" Well let me tell ya........I had them all day, dying to know what and when and where.................
After we did our 3 ways to read a book mini lesson......
(my anchor charts aren't nearly as cute as most, but I try...)
they went back to their seats, which are in groups, and we saved Fred. (read Lorraine's post for the details). Each group got a Fred, a capsized boat, a life preserver, and one paper clip for each kiddo. They had to get the life preserver onto Fred, right the boat, and put him in.......easy right???? Nope, they could only use the paper clips to touch things! Brilliant team building activity! Here are some pics of our fun!!!
This week we had our " I Pick" mini lesson and our very first book frenzy! The kids love their book luggage and had fun filling it!
Today we launched Read to Self. We made our anchor chart and modeled the right way and the wrong way....then we practiced! The kids did great! Some of my kiddos had Daily 5 with a few teachers last year so that made things a little easier:)
All this along with procedures, procedures, procedures......:) Can't start a school year without that:)
Now......since I am feeling OH SO GUILTY because I haven't had time to read blogs, comment on blogs, respond to emails......the list goes on......I have a freebie for you! It is my Getting to Know You packet. This packet has some checklists, fun getting to know you activities, and a Student Interest Survey based on some examples from The Book Whisperer. Hope it's something you can use:)
I have had several questions about how I do my Daily 5.....I am hoping things slow down enough that I can post about it this weekend as well as more pics of my classroom! Thanks for your patience and enjoy your freebie:))