Sharing my love of literacy

May 28, 2017

Weekly Photos for May

I am still teaching! We are plugging along in New York. On a personal note I have had an uneventful week. When school ends I will have a much needed two weeks to relax before I work the summer school program for reading.

I have been reading the debates from Scholastic's Storyworks Magazine. The kids love talking about both opinions. It's a great way to end teaching reading with the 5th graders! 
We also have done some vocabulary work with the most common words that kids screw up in their writing. They always mess up their,they're and there. 

Here are a few pics from those lessons:

 On the back of the paper, the students had to write their own sentences.
I had students write their favorites on the white board. 

I had to substitute teach in the 5th grade classroom I push into for reading. It was fun. Every time I teach the class, I miss having my own room and kids. I did a fun lesson where the kids had to answer a question on a post it note: 

I went to a local book sale. The books were 1.00. I also stopped at Barnes and Nobles with a gift card. I am getting my summer reading pile ready:

The students choose a book that was not a movie a few weeks ago. I talked about the antagonist during a reading lesson so they could make Most Wanted Villain posters: 

I am so impressed with their creative results. 

I made a PowerPoint of six of the best posters for the other 5th grade class I work with when I push in for reading. The current class will bring in their posters this coming week because it was an at home assignment. It is interesting to see how two different classrooms do lessons and reading in different ways. I can't wait to see how they do with this project. 

I have 18 days of teaching left. I have mixed feelings about it. This happens every year because I do not have my forever school job. I have been a year long temporary teacher for the last 3 years. I love being in middle school. I hope I get to go back next year! 

I hope everyone enjoys their three day weekend! 
Happy Reading!