Sharing my love of literacy

December 26, 2015

It's Break Time!

I had to work for three days this week. Yes, there were concerts and parties, so some of my reading classes were interrupted. It was a nice three day week with the kidos. They were excited about Santa coming! 

Here are a few pics of some things I did this week: 

 My first and second graders loved hearing this story!
 One student's writing response to "Grumpy Santa" 
 My third graders did a scavenger hunt!
Thank you SuperTeacherWorksheets !!
 I used my TPT product with my 2nd and 5th graders.
They now want one for a snowman! 
Here is the secretary gift I gave this year.
If you live in the NY - you love a Tim Horton's card!

 Santa stopped by on a firetruck!
One of my kidos gave me this gift that her mom made.
I just LOVE it !!! 

I hope everyone is enjoying this Christmas Day!
I am off to read my holiday book: 

while I drink some Christmas Blend coffee! 
Happy Reading! 

December 20, 2015

Weekly Photos

I have three more work days! I am jealous of all those teachers who get two weeks of vacation. My district stopped doing that about ten years ago. I miss it!

Here are a few random pictures from the week:

I finally laminated this and put 
it on the back wall. 
Working on consonant clusters. 
We highlighted the blends first.  

A fun read aloud 
A student written retell. 
Not bad for grade one! 

This is the best retell one of my kidos has done! 
He has made such great progress!

Here's the best picture of all: 

 I went to see The Force Awakens Friday!
It was Awesome! 

Happy Reading! 

December 13, 2015

Weekly Photos

It;s a busy time of year! Here are some photos from he week: 

 Vowel Patterns in Grade 1 
Using the LLI Reading Kit 

I challenged kids this week to come up with words using vowels. 
We also have done consonant blends. 

This week I am finishing up the nonfiction text - If You Lived in America as a Slave. The kids are going to make small posters. 

More work on building fluency in grade 1. I think I have a student that is going to move out of my group! I made some response prompts for the book The True and False Book of Dogs for my grade 3 reading group.  I have a big unit I am working on for Jan. with them, so for the next  classes, my focus is reading and developing more word attack skills. 

I hope everyone has a nice week. Some of you lucky teachers only have a few days left. I work until the 23th! YIKES! 

Happy Reading!