Happy Friday friends!! I am glad to know that we are THIS close to the weekend! I don’t know about you, but the stress level at my school is high and I am looking forward to a laid back weekend! I’m linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for one of my favorite linky parties! Let’s get started!
Of course, I have to start with Halloween! Let me tell you…this year was a struggle to get a good pic of my kiddos in their costumes! Phew! This is the best I could get. We’ve got a peacock and a dragon. They both got so much candy we are fully stocked until next year!!
My daughter had her first homework project this week. We had to do the good ol’ disguise the turkey. She decided on Elsa. I cut, she glued. It turned out pretty cute and she was really excited about it so I will take it as a win:)
We have carts of tablets at our school that we can check-out and use in our classrooms. The older kiddos use them for their testing, but this year we are trying to get the primary kiddos using them too so they are familiar with them. Our fabulous, amazing, super-awesome, brilliant technology teacher, who may also be reading this;) came into my room on Thursday to teach all the kiddos how to get logged on and get to the internet. Most of them were pretty good at getting to the internet but the whole log-in process was a little tricky for them!
The timing of the tablet practice is perfect because we are knee-deep in research projects and we are going to be using the tablets to create power points. The kiddos love this project every year. They get to pick an animal and work with a partner to research it and create a presentation to share with the class. It takes a couple weeks to get through the whole thing but they always turn out great!
We are kicking off Veteran’s Day with an assessment! Woohoo! Not really…but we have been working on questioning so the kiddos are going to use their Veteran’s Day Scholastic News to show me how well they understand the concept. Then we will start studying the day by using the Scholastic News and our Veteran’s Day Leveled Passages.
I’m off to enjoy the Chris Stapleton CD I had to buy because of his performance with JT on the CMA’s. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you should YouTube it…trust me…you’re welcome!!