Tuesday, September 17, 2013
No Mondays.... Who is with me???
So I have decided to eliminate Mondays. As you may know this is my first year in 2nd. Last year I was in Kinder. I swear every Monday I feel like I am sinking and in a stress panic. Then comes Tuesday and it seems that my kids as well as my "load" is better! So NO MORE MONDAYS!! Today was a great day! We got SO much done!! I got to do my "I Pick" lesson. I had had been worried because I felt like I had waited too long.... But just could not get it in. It was great! We got to do a rotation of Daily 5- we are up to 20 min. of Read to Self so half did that and 1/2 did our "rainbow word work" drawers (activities are from Lory's Page: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Literacy-Centers-SEPTEMBER-730888) and Spelling work (also, from Lory's page...Man have I told you I LOVE her stuff!! :) I am excited about this because the activities will be consistent all year AND skills I am sure they will need lots of review. AND we even got to our ELA lesson focus of folk tales!!! Last week I have started changing out our table buckets into our regular math stations: ( also from Lory's page: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MATH-STATION-Common-Core-Grade-2-SEPTEMBER-242920--again LOVE these because they are going to be the same basic concepts all year!! So today we did our 2nd rotation. Still a work in progress... not as tight as I would like but not bad. Sorry no pics... I can not ever remember my camera. But I will take a pic next time and share my lables I made for my "rainbow word work" drawers.