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May 29, 2014

Busy Day!

We were busy in our reading groups today! Here is what I did with the kidos: 

We are still working on the letter K!

 
I love how this kitten has a fish.



I made a little bulletin board. 
 Last one of the  year!

I am so glad tomorrow is Friday! 
Nineteen days to go! 

May 28, 2014

Hump Day

I have 20 work days left. In those days I have two field trips, flag day, field day, and a kindergarten moving up day! There is still a lot of teaching to do, too! Yikes.

Here are some pictures:
 Another page for the ABC book. 

 Here is a little book we made. 
I work with a student who wants to color everything red. 
He even wears only red shirts everyday ( and sometime pants)! 

Surprise! He did not ask to use red! 

At the beginning of the year, before I started, 
he would no even hold a pencil or crayon! 

Here is two examples of his writing: 
 February: 
May 
I am SO excited at the growth in this kido! 

We are working on this letter: 

I have 8 more letters to do before we make the books! 

Well, that 's it for now! 

Happy Reading

May 26, 2014

Thank You!


Hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day and remembered to salute our soldiers - past & present!


May 24, 2014

Long Weekend !

I am enjoying a four day weekend thanks to the holiday and all the soldiers who have defended my freedoms! 

 

Last week we worked on the letter E. I ran out of time before I could finish the last picture.

Here is one of the kidos pictures (Not sure why he made a black egg. LOL):
 

I found a cute kindergarten blog through pinterest and there is a lot of cute stuff. Go check it out: 

Kindergarten Smiles


We went on a walking field trip and had lunch at a local playground. The kids did pretty well. Only one kido cried on the walk back. Here's one of the cute kidos pic:

I have 23 more school days to go. June is going to be a long month!

Enjoy your weekend. I am SO envious of all the teachers who started their summer break this weekend!

Happy Reading!

May 16, 2014

Happy Friday

This past week was a busy one. I did not have time to take any pictures. I did take another picture of tutoring. We are still working on vocabulary building. Mu kido likes science so I try to find articles related to her interest. 

 


 We went on a field trip this week to see: 
 
It was very cute. The kidos loved it! 

I hope everyone has a great weekend. 
Happy Reading! 



May 13, 2014

Moving Right Along


Here are some fun pictures from last week: 

This kido makes me happy everyday! 
 We made those cute rainbows from pinterest. My kidos need a lot of cutting practice so they cut two clouds. I stuffed them with cotton. If I remember I'll take a shot of them on the bulletin board. 


 
I made the O book this week using clip art. :) 


On to Tutoring:  
 
More Vocabulary building. 
These are the words we discussed before the reading! 

 
This board is activating prior knowledge. 
This is what the kido knew about bears before we read. 

Because I only have an hour with my kido I tutor, I will scribe for her sometimes. It saves time & she can see the correct way to spell words. Sometimes we talk about how to read those multisyllabic words. 

Today I felt like this: 

 
It was a tough day! 

Happy Reading! 

May 11, 2014

Moms Everywhere


Here's to all the Moms in the world. Enjoy your day!

Moms make a teacher's job easy, so I thank you! 


May 4, 2014

Some Pictures

Now that my students are getting better at reading, I am having them write a little more when we do letter work. Some kids love it! 

Letter O Work last week. My kidos struggled with this letter. 



 

The last one is an on/off switch. 

 
We had left over "egg" cut outs. 
We turned them into tulips. :) 

In my tutoring session, I have moved onto boosting vocabulary. I began the lesson with a category before we read aloud. These are the words she gave me which I wrote for her. Then I gave her new vocabulary for the topic before she read aloud.  

I think I need to read one of those professional books on how to teach and boost vocab. I could use some new ideas. :) 

I have about 35 days of teaching left this year. How many does everyone else have left? 

Here's a funny pic of a shirt I took at Target (because this is me. LOL):




Hope everyone has a great week. 
Happy Reading! 

May 3, 2014

May's Currently

I am a few days late with my posting of this month's "Currently"

Here is mine: 

 
Listening: We DVR Jimmy Fallon and catch up on Saturdays. I think Jimmy is awesome!

Loving: It should warm up in the next few days- FINALLY!!

Thinking: Is it really already this late?  

Wanting: I want contacts, a new coat, and a black maxi skirt. 

Needing: I am tried of the dampness in the air & the sinus pressure I get from this constant rain! 

Surprise: I went back to #13 on April's Currently & I am giving a shout out to this blog: 

Teaching Momster  

Go check out Farley's Blog:

Farley’s May Currently

It really is fun reading everyone's posts!

Happy Reading!