Friday, 26 September 2014

Five For Friday

Wow!  This week zoomed past.  I seriously don't know where the days went!  This was my first week back to school and despite being totally exhausted (our job is hard!) I loved every minute of it.

I did have good intentions of posting throughout the week. It didn't happen.  So, for Five for Friday here is a recap of my week.  Thanks, as always, to Doodlebugs Teaching for hosting this!

So, no classroom reveal just yet. As you may remember, my classroom was a computer lab last year.  They aren't quite done putting it all together.  Once I get my bulletin boards I can finish off my walls and then I will gladly reveal.  Until then, here is a little peek.  I snapped this picture of my first day (with my class - Monday was a short day) schedule.

On that first day with my class, I read them the story "First Day Jitters".


This story has a surprise ending which is so funny for them.  With this book, I introduced a strategy I use often called "Brain Bubbles".  You just need to photocopy a page from the story and add talking or thinking bubbles to it.  (I found a pack of talking bubble Post Its once that I use to do this.)

I picked a page with lots of characters on it.  I meant to scan some of their work to share, but I forgot.  Many of my students made really great inferences.  I was quite impressed!

I don't know what it was about Wednesday, but I fell asleep at 7:00 that night and didn't wake up until 6:00 the next morning.  Yikes!

At the beginning of the year, I always like to do a math survey with my class.  It has to do with attitudes toward math.  I didn't like the copy I had as the text was small and the language was too difficult for grade 4.  I did was I always do, and ended up making my own.

Today we did the Terry Fox Run.  It was pouring rain.  We said if Terry could do it, we could do it.  We actually had a pretty great time out there.  A soaking wet time, but a great time.  Lots of fun, for such a good cause.

That's all this week!  Have a great weekend! Make sure you head over to Doodlebugs Teaching and check out some more Friday posts.

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1 comment:

  1. I am so so so excited that you are teaching again! I can't wait for the room reveal.