Today's story was Jasper's Beanstalk
The skill for this week is story structure: characters, setting, problem, solution and ending. Of course we had to pull our out handy-dandy 5 Finger Retell strategy for today. This is another one of those times you get to pretend that I am a better artist than I really am.
My major find of the weekend was a rockin' awesome idea for centers. For those that don't know me extremely well, I LOVE FREEBIES! I love surfing though my favorite blogs and finding out what other teachers are doing in their classrooms. Well, last night I found a wealth of information and teacher-helps at www.teachertipster.com. This classroom teacher has made printables, songs and chants, and videos to help other classroom teachers. My favorite find was a Spelling Texter.
The kids loved them!
The other teams are anxious to get their hands on them. :)
In math today we took our unit 4 test. This was a big mistake. I should have taken a day to do some massive review, but since this is a 4 day week, I didn't want to get behind. I shall never allow a 4 day week hinder me from doing what is best for my students again! After talking with my first grade team I found that we are actually a lesson ahead. Math practice, here we come! Tomorrow is going to set aside for some good Math Talk. I'm thinking a 4-square is on order.
Here is a picture of our calendar- all decked out for October. Obviously this picture was taken before we updated it for the day.
Our Daily Brain
p.s. if anyone reading this knows how to embed a Google Document into a blog, please share the info! I would love to be able to share my documents with parents and other teachers!