We've been planning for a month now. For today. And it all came together in a fabulous way.
The weather even cooperated. Our school got to walk (for homeroom) for the first time in what seems like for-ev-ev!
Our reading/comprehension lesson was awesome. I found this book
on Reading A to Z. And it came with a lesson plan. And I did it. Nearly all of it. I loved having a plan and getting to choose what I wanted to use.
We learned and practiced compare and contrast. We connected with prior knowledge. We were doing REAL reading.
All of my readers loved this book. The topic (pizza) was a great hook. My high readers did more comparing and contrasting. And my struggling readers worked so hard to read (and they did an amazing job).
They got to draw and then write about pizza.
Jeff and his crew (from Mid Kansas Coop) came just after lunch and gave a presentation about Kansas crops/commodities that are used in making pizza. It lasted about 25 minutes, and the kids were quite good (meaning, they listened, asked good questions and answered his questions).
Then they pulled out 8 pizzas made at the local (in-town) pizza shop and we chowed down!
After all this talk of pizza we needed to get back to normal. So, I pulled out a math game. Roll three dice, write an addition number sentence, solve and color a spot on a cute picture. (The game came from this wonderful pack No Prep Games.)
Wow! Miss Janzen and I were sooooo tired this afternoon.
I'm sure it has nothing to do with Daylight Savings Time.