Whew. Are you sure it’s only Tuesday? Today I’m doing a double link-up… I’m such a rebel!
Uhm. There is no typical day in my classroom, but here’s what we were up to today. There’s some pictures, but not many.
Every morning I leave for school between 6 and 6:10. Then I drive and drive and drive some more. It takes me between 35 and 45 minutes to get to school. Today I got there around 6:50. I clock in and then head to my room. Some mornings when I get to school I make copies, sometimes I chat, but today I was working on ELA lesson plans.
The bell rings at 7:50 and my kiddos start coming in. They make their lunch choice.
They take their popsicle stick and place it in the pink container that corresponds to their choice. I didn’t take this picture today but I just realized that those were the lunch choices today. Strange. Anywhoodles, after they do this they get started on morning work, which is a daily math quiz. When they finish this, they read quietly.
The bell rings at 8:15 and some of my kiddos head to ESL. I begin pulling reading groups and my other students get started on ELA centers. Today though I was still finishing reading benchmarks so I worked on those while my other kiddos read quietly.
At 8:45 I have more kids leave for ESL and others leave for reading tutoring. At 9:15, I usually have specials, but this week we have a crazy schedule so no testing. Today I put on a video about Rocks and they took notes. After that we did something I have never done before…READER’S THEATER!
I found a Reader’s Theater on rocks and projected it on the Smart Board. I color coded the parts and split my kiddos up into four groups. For it being the first time, they did a pretty good job.
After this, I actually had time for some writing. My kiddos are starting an opinion piece on whether or not illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the United States. This is a topic close to many of them so they have a lot to say.
After writing we head to lunch. I have to sit in the cafeteria with my kids, but not with them.
After lunch is a quick bathroom break and then math! At this time 6-8 of my kids go to a math tutor so I have a fairly small group. I started measurement today so I put up two anchor charts and had them write their thinking on them.
After this, I read aloud “Me and the Measure of Things”. I loved this book and so did my kiddos. It offers a great little intro to all things measurement.
Then, we got to do an activity by the fabulous Jivey! Measurement Word Sort!The picture links to her TPT store, where it is a free download! 🙂
Finally, after math is recess!
The weather was absolutely gorgeous!!!
After that we had more reading time. I let the kiddos get on Big Universe, which is awesome! Check it out. 🙂
Then, my kiddos leave at 3:15. Buh-bye. Today I had a meeting until 4 and then hung with the laminator with a while.
Then, I headed home! Yay!
And let’s throw one more in there…
I am seriously addicted to HGTV and can’t wait to have my own place to decorate/DIY!
Okay. This is too long. Have a great week!