This long week is almost over. I did have a few rough spots, but here are a few of the positives from the week!
Here are some things that I am loving right now:
-My class. I ADORE them! I know I've said it before, but love that I have 11 "loopers"!
-Daily 5: We have launched 4 our of 5 so far and they are doing SO well! What I love about it for the start of the year is that it has allowed me to individually teach the new grade ones how to do our AR comprehension tests AND I have been able to get some of my assessments done. So great!
-My Colleagues. Whether it is de-stressing after a long day or sharing a laugh at the cute things our kids say, it is so refreshing to work with AMAZING people!
-Art. That's a given. Nuf said!
-Cooler weather. PLEASE don't shoot me! I like that my kids aren't sweating like crazy and we don't have to have fans on in the classroom. I LIKE that I can wear clothes without trying to figure out if my straps are wide enough for dress code!
-School-Wide Devotions: Our school has started meeting every Thursday for devotions (which we normally do in our own rooms every morning). We gather in the Grade 7/8 room and sing 3 or 4 songs together. It's really nice to see the whole school body together every week! It's also very convenient for announcements and to award...
-THE SILVER SNEAKER! We have a new award for clean hallways. Our custodian and the Principal are working together to award the Silver Sneaker to the class that has had the neatest hallway for the week. Today is the first day...my kids wants it SO BAD! They are always reminding their classmates of where things need to be OR, even better, stopping to straighten someone else's belongings. Some of the other teacher think the size 17 shoe sprayed silver is ugly and would rather not have it in their class (which is more motivation for their students) but I like to WIN! Stayed tuned for results!
-Volunteers. We have had a number of steady, weekly volunteers sign up for this year. It's great to know when we can expect them! We also have a Co-op student from the high school (an alumni of our school). She is in our school EVERY MORNING until January! We have a schedule so she can help out in different classes. It's nice to have her come and in and help with assessments or read with my kids.
That's all for now. Today is Art day so I hope to post some pictures of our projects later this week.
I am linking up with Ms Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarteners to share some positivity. Maybe it will brighten your day!
See you soon!