We have officially survived two days back at school. It's starting to feel somewhat like the norm again... so that's always a plus! Although I do miss my midday naps and always being up-to-date on social media ;)
Before Christmas I gave my students this winter break challenge from Catherine Reed. I had about 10 out of 23 complete it, which I thought was a pretty good turnout! For staying so committed they got to pick a classroom pass and an item from my "treasure"-ish bin.
Here is something similar to the paper we used. I fixed it up a little when I got to my home computer :) Click on the picture for the download!
OHHHH, and these waddling wonders have made their way into our classroom again! My kids are loving every little thing about penguins... and so am I!!! We started the week with a penguin craft and KWL using sticky notes.
After watching THIS video we did a little writing about if WE were penguins. I loved their responses! This little girl get so excited about every little thing... which is reflected in her writing!
I'm thankful to have some color back on my walls after ripping all of my Christmas stuff down!
Right before the Christmas break the technology department came and installed a Boxlight.. it's an interactive projector. I'm still getting used to it, and my handwriting isn't beautiful on it, but boy is it cool! I used it to introduce adjectives today. My class brainstormed adjectives about penguins and then we "starred" the juicy ones!
It's been a busy week so far... and I have a feeling the busy-busy-busy will continue as we start our penguin research tomorrow!
For now, it's time for dinner and bedtime routines :))) Bye Bye, friends!