I'm so happy it's Saturday. I just slept for twelve hours. Hallelujah! I love my sleep and I sure needed it after the first three days of school.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my class. I'm holding my breath and waiting for something to happen to screw it up. These kids are quiet, polite, and sweet. I'm in shock every time I give a direction and 31 first graders go do it.
They are so cute and adorable. They are naturally quiet - I haven't really had to tell them to lower their voices. I am in heaven! :) I hope your year is going as smoothly as mine is so far.
HOWEVER. I still have to figure out this whole two and a half hour language arts deal. Our principal says we can pull reading groups during our Universal Access time which is only 30 minutes. I don't know where she came up with that number because I just read the TE cover to cover and it never mentions how long it's supposed to be. We have a half day planning meeting with her this Friday (we're getting subs so I get to write sub plans. So fun.) so I guess I will be able to ask more questions then.
Anyways, in preparation for Daily 5, I found a bunch of stuff. I don't know if you can use this but I made a little poster for three ways to read a book. The idea is not my own - I just added clipart. I couldn't find one with clipart so that's why I made this. I hope someone can use this. I'm totally using it whether I'm allowed to incorporate Daily 5 or not. I just have to google the Houghton Mifflin image, copy it, stick it on here, and I'm good to go! JUST KIDDING! But do you think that would work?????
Click on the picture to download.
Have a great weekend!