This week I made LOTS of head way with both my English as well as Spanish students. They all need help, but in different scales to say the least. I had two readers come in this week. (Had to catch up on the fact that I didn’t have one last week)
So you need to hear your native language as well as English? Well, why don’t I bring in an expert to read to you all.
Shout out to my mom for coming to read this week!
I re designed a color chart to add Spanish and English. Next the Alphabet chart.
Welcome to 1st grade’s weather wonderland
Grade level chose Weather as our hallway decoration. I think we did a fantastic job. The kids pitched in a lot and most of all they all loved it.
Yeah, those are “almost” real clouds
Please note the rain drops coming down. Get your umbrellas!
That’s right. There’s a blizzard of vocab words on 1st grade hall.
Have no fear, we end it all with a rainbow. (There are bowties on the rainbow. Get it…)
What do you do with 100s of paper bowties? Well…
I think for my birthday I’m going to cover the building in bow ties, just because it’s wrong.
I wanted to decorate my “class sign” with a little something special.
I also spruced up my team’s signs. I wonder how long it will take them to notice this little update.
We’re spotlighting our math skills this week. We pick a strategy to focus on and try to use it as much as we can. We write about it, talk about it, use it and most of all learn it.
Many schools use Accelerated Reader, but my school takes it to another level. We had a kick off to get the kids excited about AR and earning as many points as possible. The school puts out a goal a long with a prize. This year they’re having a school wide picnic with all kinds of fun and games. Let’s see how the kids do.
Note that Marietta Reads is wearing adidas. This school ROCKS!
The goal is 35,000 points. My class has to earn 1000
The goal is 35,000 each grade/class has a part to contribute. I have to get my students to each earn 66 points. That’s a lofty goal considering everything. We read tons of books each week, but getting them to stick is going to be tricky. I’ll keep you posted.
And yes, there were bowties this week as well.
Week 3 is in the books. If this was your 1st or 3rd week, how did it go?
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