Saturday, December 14, 2013

Love For Sandy Hook

As educators, we remember and honor our fallen colleagues and their students from Sandy Hook School.  We honor them each day in our classrooms in which we continue their dream of teaching our children.  We honor their memory with our service.  Join with teachers everywhere in committing random acts of kindness to show our love for Sandy Hook.

Five for!

This is my first time linking up with DoodleBugs Teaching for the Friday linky....and I'm already a day late!

I'll just jump right into it:

Our Elf on the Shelf made his appearance this week! The kinders decided to name him Jaden. I have NO idea how they came up with that name!

Grades, grades, grades! Our progress report grades were due this week, so all of the teachers were knee deep in testing and grades. Then our entire network slowed down, so we were given an extension until Sunday afternoon. I stayed up until 11pm last night to get mine finished.

This week, we did a review of 2D shapes and talked about where we would see shapes in real life. We then created a wreath using circles, triangles, rectangles, and squares.

We also did a review of story elements and used the story Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! by Mo Willems.

I know that Hanukkah has come and gone, but our district timelines had Kwanzaa and Hanukkah scheduled for this week. This book is wonderful! It follows the tune of the "12 Days of Christmas" and it kept my students engaged. We read it about 3 times this week and by the time we finished they were able to remember what came next.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!