Friday, August 29, 2014

Five for Friday (8-29-14)

Anyone else tired?

Haven't read your favorite blogs in two weeks?

Are sleep deprived (even after a big weekend of sleeping)?

Good, glad I am not alone!!

How about a game of catch-up? 

Also known as...What did we do this week?

1. Monday

Mrs. Jones helped both first grade classes plant part of our fall garden. They planted turnips and radishes (we--and by that I mean, Mrs. Jones and the kids did it--planted peas the week before), and I read a wonderful book called What's in the Garden? We also talked about pollinators. It was amazing!!

2. Tuesday

Parent Information Night. I used to stress out about this night. But now, I'm like, "I'll say some stuff, then give them a chance to look around the room." They mostly want to see the space the kids are calling "home" from 8-3 Monday - Friday.

3. Wednesday

I started a new read aloud. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl. I love this book. And I am good at reading it with great expression, fluency and strategic pauses. I had the kids eating out of my hand while I was almost whisper reading. The quieter I got, the quieter they got. It was MAGIC!! I read half on Wednesday, and then finished it on Thursday. It's a short and quick read. And today we watched a video of the book. The video version went fast, so having read it first really helped.

4. Thursday

A fun lion landed in my room. The teacher I student taught with (21 years ago) sent the little guy to me via her daughter who is a teacher in my school. How sweet and thoughtful. (The giver of the lion came to my school for a tour today--I forgot to say thank you. No matter how old I am, I am always the student around her, I get nervous around her...)

5. Friday

It rained this morning, which made our playground/sand area wet. Good thing all the kids have boots in their lockers. They wore them to recess, no wet or sandy shoes. Fantastic.

Next up is to link with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her five for friday linky party. See you next week. (Unless I find more energy before then.)

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  1. I am so with you on your opening statements! I feel like I'm so out of the loop!!
    I've never planted peas in the fall - how do they do? I love to split open the pods and eat those sweet nuggets.
    Hope you have a restful weekend!

  2. I will have to check that book out. It sounds like a great read! Love that your kiddos have boots in their lockers. I love it even more that you all have planted a fall garden. That's so awesome! Such a great experience for them. Enjoy your weekend!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade


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