Yes, yes....I'm late at getting this posted because we are already into week 3...I adore my class:) They have really impressed me! Here's a looksy at some of the things we have been up to:)
Morning Math Meeting
The kids have really gotten this down and we have expanded this week into new areas! They are so quiet while they are working. I have to say, this is probably one of my fave times of day:) It only takes minutes but those minutes are so meaningful!
Math workshop is in full swing:) I have 4 rotations this year (last year I had 3) so I feel like I'm crunched for time ALL the time but we are getting there. Our transitions aren't the smoothest but they are getting better. Our rotations are:
Teacher Time - small group lesson
Hands On - usually a math game
Math Facts - I-Ready computer program
At Your Seat - follow up work from the lesson the day before:)
My kids have done an amazing job with building stamina so we have been able to start full rotations:) (again, transitions are a work in progress, but for only having 2 weeks done, I'm impressed)
The kids LOVE to read with our hermit crabs:)
Sadly, I came in this morning to find that Lolly had died:( She crawled out of her shell last week so don't know if she was sick or what was wrong. The kids were bummed this morning BUT.....I have a surprise for them...
Liberty will have another friend:) I can't wait to show the kids and let them name this new little guy/girl:)
We have had 3 Book Frenzies since school started. The kids fill their luggage every Monday morning:)
We also successfully had a Flashlight Friday last week!!!
This FABULOUS idea I got from my friend Joanne at Head Over Heels for Teaching! I remember when I first read her post about it last year.....I went nuts!!! I couldn't get to the dollar store quick enough to get my little flashlights! The kids absolutely LOVE it!!!!
The only problem with it last Friday was that we didn't have a lot of time to do it. I swear they would read for hours with the flashlights if we had the time:)
We also were able to do another engineering challenge from the wonderful
I just LOVE giving them these challenges and then listening to them talk, plan, plot, and work together. Here are some pics of the terrariums them built:)
They built these Thursday....well boy did we get a surprise when we walked in today:)
You'll have to pop back by to see my next post for an update:)
Hope your school year is off to an awesome start!!!