I will try to be better next week! :)
Ok, so here is a peek at what we've been up to in Room 410:
- Questions to use in guided groups (FREE!!)
- Interactive Reading Notebook for 4th and 5th Grade (aligned to TEKS and Common Core--you're welcome, Texas teacher friends!) **Bonus, my fab colleague is translating this bad boy into Spanish too for all of you bilingual teachers!
- Reading/Literacy Stations for 4th and 5th graders
- Vocabulary puzzles and activities
- Reading Review folder :)
My wonderful brother is helping me to format everything because he is way more talented than me when it comes to all that wonderful stuff. I can't wait to get things ready to go!
|I'm seriously so excited to see the final products. Some of their stories have the potential to be hilarious.|
My partner teacher and I have
foolishly taken on the task of putting on a 5th grade play. We are doing the Phantom Tollbooth which is my favorite chapter book to share with kids. I can't wait to see how it all turns out. I think I always secretly wanted to star in a play but now I will just live vicariously through some super-talented 10 and 11 year olds.
Ok, I'll admit it. I wasn't thrilled about moving to 5th grade. But I have absolutely loved it...probably because I looped with so many of my kids from last year...but it has just been so fun. I love the kids. I could however, do without the love triangles, girl drama and note passing. (Side note: My kids are baffled that I know all the current gossip. #1 I have wonderful little loyal spies #2 I'm not blind/deaf...but I digress). Anyway, being the awesome teachers we are..today we (my partner teacher and I) made this:
It has had such a wonderful outcome :) Some of my serial note-passers are terrified their oh-so important notes will be shared with the whole class and plus, it cracks up every adult who enters the room. Best Friday classroom management tip I can share, peeps.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend (and a Happy Easter)...next week is Science STAAR testing. yay.