It’s been one long, fun week…(mostly fun). I started out the week doing a little of this….
…which led to my body initiating and all out revolt against dust! I’ve tried packing a little each day, so that it's not so overwhelming, but those darn dust mites attacked me with a vengeance! By week’s end, I was teaching via text ….
…because of all the sneezing and coughing. Thank goodness, it's the end of the year and they can read it or we might’ve been in serious trouble!!! I completely lost my voice and sounded much like a strangled duck trying to talk. Good thing I’ve got the teacher “look” down pat, lol!
We took a dive into the deep blue sea. As we reviewed digraphs and adjectives, we couldn’t forget to include our favorite shark friend, Gilbert! I love this little character!
Him being such a sweetie shark, made it easy to extend shared reading to writing. This is the list of adjectives that we used to tell about the story.
We also used what is now, my favorite foldable, to create an ocean habitat. Didn’t they turn out just adorable? The animals swam in the next day. I’ll share the finished product a little later. =) I was so grateful to my sweet firsties for working quietly while I rested my voice, that we broke out the supplies to create our own little versions of Gilbert too. We spent a calm morning working quietly and listening to our virtual ocean waves. I think they like the relaxation app almost as much as I do because now they’ve begun to ask for it while they work! We’ve even had sweet school helpers stop in our room to take a quick break and enjoy them with us….*LOVE*!
If you think teaching by text was tough…..we had Field Day after lunch! You should’ve seen me trying to lead by hand signal as we made our way through all of the activities. Luckily, we had some awesome parents show up to help. We had a total blast, but doing it without a voice made for an interesting experience!
9 more days to go! Almost there…! Don’t forget to stop by Kacey’s to hop through the Linky Party!
Have a great weekend!
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