It's the 100th Day over here at our school! My class of third-graders will arrive in about 10 minutes but I wanted to write about what I've been doing so far for this day! My co-ESL-teacher isn't here today so I have all the kids to myself! Sometimes I'm a little overwhelmed with the larger … Continue reading 100th Day!
Do you ever feel like you're really unorganized, but then everything magically comes together? That was (sort of) me this morning. Even though it's only Tuesday, this week has been a little unusual already. We didn't have any of our normal classes yesterday, and won't have all of them today because of some testing the students … Continue reading Chrysanthemum
For the last lesson on proofreading with fourth-grade, I had them each write a paragraph. I gave them a few topics they could choose from: their favorite restaurant, the best part of their day, or how they thought they could be a good friend. Once they had completed their work, they had to find two people in … Continue reading Proofreading, Part 3
One of the 1st-graders in my class recently got glasses. The frames are dark and there are sparkly designs on the sides. She told us ahead of time that she was getting them. And when she walked into class with glasses for the first time, I noticed and made sure to mention how great they looked. … Continue reading Beautiful Glasses
Or as a subtitle: Nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Throughout the year so far, my classes have done different lessons using nouns, verbs and adjectives. I'd been thinking about doing this activity for a while and thought it would be a good way for my 1st - and 2nd - graders to put all these concepts together. … Continue reading My colorful sister is jogging