Well - we made it through the first week back to school after track-out! Granted the kids were only here 4 days...but we made it! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!
Well, before track-out we did our writing craftivity for Halloween and I never snapped a picture, so here is the final product! I love it! I contemplated making them all color their witches the same way, but I like their creativity with their colors!
This week in writing we are writing opinion pieces about trick-or-treating at night. The city doesn't want children trick-or-treating at night, so we came up with 3 problems that the city might have and then they had to choose to either support the city, or try to convince the city to let kids trick-or-treat at night, so they were coming up with solutions for the problem. Opinion writing is one of my least favorite types of writing because everyones can be so different. I'm trying so hard to set a model for my kids to follow, and they want to just be lazy and not follow it! AAAHHHH! Trying to work on this and really support my kids as writers.
I am so excited that I got a grant for the math program, Reflex Math! We started on Wednesday and my kids are OBSESSED!! We are going to master our math facts! We are going to start our math facts tests in a couple weeks, so I'm hoping with a couple weeks of Reflex under their belts, they will get started off on a good note on our math fact tests.
I got my Standard Professional II license this week! After 3 years of teaching in NC, you have to get a new license that is good for 5 years! My school did all of the paperwork for me and it finally came this week. My principal brought it to me during reading groups this week because he knew I had been waiting for it to come.
I always do Elf on the Shelf between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Well somehow I'm on the Elf on the Shelf teacher email list and back in September I got an email that they were sending out 10,000 scout elves to classrooms, so I entered. Well, low and behold, I got an email last week that I would be receiving a scout elf. She came on Thursday in a big box from the North Pole along with the birthday set. I had to hide it from my kids so they wouldn't get suspicious. I might save her until later because I love my first elf, Curtis, but we might have to see how we can use the birthday set.
Happy Friday Y'all!