First and second grades are testing in the afternoon this year, so we have the entire morning to fill. We can't 'teach' but we can review in an engaging way. (like playing games)
Well I knew that 3rd grade was taking their math test today, so I had it in my head that first grade was doing math as well. So, we reviewed...
For morning work we practiced filling out a 100's chart, then filled out an addition grid.
We were pumped!
We were psyched!
We were prepared for a test we are scheduled to take... Thursday!
I shouldn't have assumed!
That'll teach me to not check the schedule every morning!
Today's tests were spelling and reading comprehension. Well, we did do a story today and we worked on comprehension questions.
Since our last Celebrity Story Saturday was Jack and the Beanstalk, we looked at the story- in English.
Oh my goodness! I grabbed this version out of our school's library, fully expecting the traditional version that we all know and love. I was so wrong! In this version, the giant gets inebriated and falls asleep, then Jack chops his head off!
Again, I shouldn't have assumed! I should have looked it over.
Once we got over the shock, which my students loved by the way, we created a chart using our questioning skills.
We didn't get too far before it was time for bathroom breaks and testing. I'm so glad my students know how to go with the flow. They took their spelling and reading comprehension tests with nary a whimper.
Well, I know that tomorrow's tests are Language Arts part 1 and Listening. (I checked!) So, be ready to follow the sound of my voice! Maybe a game of Simon Says is in order... hmmmmmm.
Well, here's a version of Jack and the Beanstalk that I loved as a kid. Mickey and the Beanstalk!