Saturday, February 2, 2013

What a week, CURRENTLY, & a sale!

The week started out GREAT!

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The heaven’s opened and one of my little struggling students had a wonderful “lightbulb” moment. I love this kid to pieces because he’s almost as stubborn as I am! He’s very creative about avoiding reading, but little does he know, he’s met his match in a teacher that’s just as determined to see him GROW!

On Monday, he sat down to read with me and was so excited to have successfully read his guided reading book. It was one of those moments, where I seriously had to fight back tears! I’m a big softy for “my kids”. After he did such a fantastic job, I sent him to read to another teacher. His face lit up like a Christmas tree and my heart just melted into a big ole blob of proud.

When he came back, he told me to hold out my hand and then gave me the stickers that my team mate had given him! {tear} He said that I had worked really hard to help him and he wanted me to have it! {Insert content sigh-------------------------->here.} I wore those stickers ALL afternoon!

THEN, I was voluntold to help with benchmark testing and had to leave my beloved land of firsties for two days. No biggie, I just hated having to press “pause” after having the type of breakthrough I’d been working for all.year.long.

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In math, we worked on telling time. The kids had the most fun working with the practice clocks, but were very insightful during our discussion about analog and digital clocks. They realized that most of the time, we don’t use analog clocks. Most of the time, we don’t even use clocks at all…..we check the time on our phones, ipods, ipads and computers!


In Science, we’re currently engrossed in objects in the sky. The kiddos really enjoyed creating sundials and learning how they related to telling time! This was the brainchild of one of my coworkers and took a minute for me to understand, so I was glad that my kiddos enjoyed it so much. I’m not sure who had more fun checking the position of the shadow during the day…me or them!

And now…..wouldn’t you know! Another month has come and gone! It’s time for CURRENTLY! =)

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  1. Loved your story about your struggling reader! I love break throughs like that. I wish I had your pet peeve of clutter. Clutter seems to follow me everywhere. It is terrible. I hate it though, so I am fighting it away. Some day maybe I can Clutter Free!

    Stickers and Stamps

    1. With all that we have to keep up with as teachers, it follows me to a point....THEN it all gets chunked in the trash, lol! If I'm not actively making use of it, its soooo out of here! =)

  2. What a great story about your struggling reader! That touched my heart:) It is so true what your students observed about telling time. I wonder if analog clocks will be obsolete someday.
    Your blog is super cute and I love the colors!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

    1. Thanks, Holly! It's so true. We have an analog clock hanging in our classroom and half the time, I stick my head out of the door to check the digital one in the hall, lol! =)

  3. Totally agree with the clutter pet peeve!
    Polka Dot Kinders

  4. I saw the big word compound words on Facebook! :) hope I'm commenting in the right place!
    I have waaaaay too much clutter in my classroom :( lol

    1. You're commenting in the right's on the way! Have a great day! Have a great day! =)

  5. I saw the link for big word compound words on FB! This is great for common core.

    1. Thanks so much for hopping's on the way! =)

  6. I saw your link for your compound words on FB! Would love a copy!

    1. Yay!!! Thanks for hopping over...check your inbox in a few! =)

  7. I saw your link for the big compound words on Facebook. We are working on that in my classroom.


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