Well, we have survived the second week of school! Woo hoo! Time for a three day weekend, and of course, Five For Friday with DoodleBugs Teaching!
Here are 5 Random things from this week:
1. I am LOVING the First Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit from Ideas by Jivey that I bought during the big TpT sale!
One thing that I really don't think I taught as well as I could have last year was grammar. Our district has adopted the Common Core in full force, and in doing so has pretty much dumped all of our text books. I felt like last year I was just piecing things together. I love the flow of her unit, and I feel like my students are gaining so much more from this. Even though things aren't perfect, as you can see above, I know where my students are and what I need to do to get them there. I love having a plan!
My kiddos have been hard at work Kicking those math facts!
This is similar to what I used last year, but they are loving the new karate style theme! I will be posting this to TpT soon - hopefully this weekend.
3. Reptiles! My boys have gone reptile crazy! My husband took the youngest two to Repticon, a big reptile convention.
While they were there, they learned about a reptile club, which they wanted to join. The first meeting they went to was this week. They brought their leopard ghecko to show and tell. Here are a few of the other pets that were shown:
While at the club, Cody won a new reptile - A corn snake! Yikes! I am not sure what I think about this new hobby :/ - but they are loving it.
4. Birthdays! We have LOTS of birthdays in August and September, and I always make them wear the birthday hat!
5. Homework funny:
Just had to share this little homework funny:
If you can't read it - it says "The problem was that the author could not write a good book. The problem got solved when they got good at it."
Made me chuckle!