1 ~ First up on my review...My 3.0 tennis team made it all the way to the finals in our state tournament! Okay, so we didn't win. I actually lost my singles match in a tie-break in the finals, but I have come to accept that making it to the finals was a big deal...and I'm trying to accept the loss. :) It has been said that I might be a bit competitive... What's wrong with that? ;)2 ~ Next up is classroom decorations! Thanks to Elizabeth over at Fun in 4B, I have new word wall letters ready to go up for next year, complete with the owls from my header. :) Thanks Elizabeth for letting me use your Cri-cut! Fabulous gadget!
Also, My wonderful husband has added some additional shelves to my classroom library and I am very excited! YAY! Now I have room for more books! MUST GO SHOPPING! :)
3 ~ Yesterday was READING IS FUN DAY at our school. We had lots of fun reading activities for the kids, but my favorite was definitely a QR Scavenger Hunt. The clues lead my kiddos around our school with hints about different books we have read together this year, and also led them to locations around our school that have meant a lot to them over the years...My big guys will be leaving elementary school next week for the last time as students.
4 ~ I can't do a weekly review without mentioning, okay begging, for suggestions to add my my Social Studies book list for next year. I have been gathering and organizing my historical texts by topic for my integrated units for next year. I've never taught Social Studies and am very excited to be fully integrating our Social Studies standards into my informational text instruction in Language Arts. Suggestions are welcomed, and very much appreciated!
Units (civil rights throughout all units) 1. Reconstruction
2. Westward Expansion
3. Immigration and Industrialization
4. Becoming a World Power
5. The Great Depression
6. World War II
7. The Cold War
5 ~ Lastly...We call our field day, "Kaleidoscope DAY" because we do a kaleidoscope of activities all day long! Here's a picture of my partner-teacher and me(I'm in the gray top and skirt.) and a few precious kiddos having a ball. The sweet boy in the purple and the other sweet boy in green are my own precious babies. I slipped away for a few pics of them while my students were playing. :)
I hope you guys all had fabulous weeks! Thanks for reading. I'll be hopping around and checking out what everyone else was up to this week. Click over and join me as I hop at Teaching Maddeness and Doodle Bugs Teaching! Have a great weekend!