Hello Everyone! Well I relaxed last night and this morning got up early to get my hair trimmed and go an a little adventure to Greensboro. My destination....Apple Teacher store! Here's what I picked up..
We have 2 notebooks the children use. One for writing and the other for math stuff. I thought why not have them cut and paste a daily prompt and we'll talk and write about it. Then I was thinking I could use the word cards for a center. And I can't wait to look through that reading/writing book since those subjects are so important.
I'm not sure if I talked about this yesterday, but my kiddos concern me a bit. I have 15 that I'm responsible for and the class as a whole seems sooo low. Even as I was at the store today, I was looking at first grade stuff and thinking there is no way my kids could do that. This year is going to prove to me a lot of hard work. I hope once we get into the meat of teaching, that I see little light bulbs going off.
Since it's nice and quiet this afternoon, I'm going to work on my guided reading groups. I've got 4 right now. 1 group of 2 kids who are extremely low, 2 groups of low kids and 1 group of high. Our school pulls from a bunch of curriculum programs, but we tend to focus a lot on Jan Richardson's Next Step in Guided reading. I hope your Saturday is going well!