I made it through my first week back at school after our Thanksgiving break.
I would like to thank my Keurig and the cooperative weather for this accomplishment.
It was actually a really great week because we *finally* got into long vowels. I love moving away from the short vowels. Not that there’s anything wrong with being short, mind you, but I was ready for something new.
Although, after I had done this big ole lesson and told my personal story of being in first grade and sitting next to a wall just like this one (I pointed to a wall for emphasis) and not understanding the difference between long and short vowels whatsoever, and thinking it meant the word had to be super long like supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and after we sang Heidi’s Bossy E song, and even after we had picture cards and all sorts of fun and engagement (if I do say so myself and apparently, I do), one of my boys raised his hand and asked, “When are we going to be done reviewing what we learned in kindergarten?”
Here’s how the rest of my week went: