Happy Friday! Happy Friday! How was your week? Great, I hope! Kristin here for a little Five for Friday. Thank you so much Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for hosting this fun way to end the week. I LOVE reading what you all have been doing!
Normally I am the one in the duo who thinks in themes, but this week? Totally random! Here are the five random things that happened this week in our world.
Ahhhhh…….we spent one of the last weekends of summer weather at the cabin at the ocean. It was fabulous! The weather was warm, the leaves were falling, the ocean was beautiful! Of course we took the three giant furrybeasts! They love the cabin as much as we do.
Our staff dressed in blue to support our police officers! (Here I am with one of my awesome team members posing in our blue.) The police are our best friends at our school, as we have lots of not-so-good stuff happening in the neighborhood surrounding the school. They keep us safe. And also…..for Lindsey and I they are extra special, since we have some in our family. We definitely “Back the Blue.”
Testing, Testing, Testing! That’s how my team and I have been spending the last few weeks. Since we are the support team, we do most of the testing for the school at the beginning of the year. We love it because we get to see all the kids in the school and welcome them back from summer break. Aren’t these little kiddles adorable??? They are taking the STAR Early Literacy test on the tablets.
Sneak Peek, Sneak Peek!! If you read our blog much, you know that we are all about getting kids to read as many minutes as possible with high success reading materials. We have been working hard on our newest resource…Quick Read Cards and Responses. They are leveled A-H, designed to match the topics you already teach in your classroom, and to be used in centers, independent work, partner work, or guided reading. We use them in centers to up the minutes that our students read each day. Stay tuned! We are on the finishing touches and will have it posted Sunday. Here’s a pic of the Spiders! set.
Finally, Rosie and I would like to wish you a very Happy Fall! It is such a great time of year, isn’t it?
Thank you for what you do. What you do matters! Have a wonderful weekend friends, and a terrific week ahead!