How’s Your Reading Going?

We made a reading bulletin board today so we could keep up with each other as far as how many books we have read so far for the school year.

I now have 2 students who are ahead of me. One hasn’t put his sticky note up yet. Although I did question the # he is claiming. Should I do that??? It just seems hard to believe-27 books in 6 weeks of school. But the other students were believing him. Hmmmm….. I’ll be more observant and can’t wait to conference with him soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Christmas Bulletin Board

December has been my month the last couple of years to decorate the bulletin board in our hallway. Voila!

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“PRESENTS AND GIFTS CAN MAKE US BOAST, BUT FAMILY IS WHAT MATTERS MOST”

Thank you, Teresa, for coming along at the RIGHT time as I was STRUGGLING to get the garland stapled at the top!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Being 5’1 is a problem sometimes. It’s good to know people. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Monday Made It Linky Party

You can link up and showcase whatever you have been working on for your classroom/school over at Tara’sย 4th Grade Frolicsย fabulous blog and Monday Made It Linky Party!

I have made:

time for reading, supper, my 18 year old daughter mad at me, and my laundry able to fold itself (just joking!). ๐Ÿ™‚

I made a NEW lesson plan template. Yes, again. I went to a 2 day workshop on content literacy and strategic teaching and FELL IN LOVE WITH STRATEGIC TEACHING!!! So I revised my lesson plan template to reflect this new love. Here it is if you want to use it, edit it, throw it away……

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Here’s a pic of it-

If you want to read about strategic teaching you can visit this post or this one that I wrote earlier this week.

I also got 2 of my bulletin boards ready in my classroom. One is for my english anchor charts, and the other one will be for current events since I’m teaching a block of 5th grade english and 5th and 6th US history.

English bulletin board.

Current events bulletin board.

I am going for the simple black and white theme this year since I painted my walls a BRIGHT BLUE!!! Guaranteed to keep the kids awake during history! ๐Ÿ™‚

What did you make this week?