I can't believe September has already come and gone! Seriously? I've been teaching for a whole month? AMAZING. We are accomplishing
On another note Scholastic sent some nice goodies for our classroom this week! Nothing like a free book! Thank you Scholastic:) Made my day!
Next week I am doing a Flat Stanley class lit set. At the end of every five(?) weeks we do a class lit set- which has some pros and cons. pros- something different, class is all together, everyone reads a chapter book. cons- class is all together (thehehe), not all students are on level. I teach in a very low income area and only about 8 out of my 20 students are actually on a third grade level. It makes it difficult to do whole group activities with reading. Usually I divide students into leveled groups with leveled books. That stinks though when it comes to discussion time:( we all can't discuss together. If anyone knows any great flat stanley activities/resources/ideas please pass them on! When I finish my lit set I'm going to post it as a freebie. Nothing special just my ideas and notes:)
Next Monday I will step out of my element once again and start tutoring first grade students. I'm both nervous and excited to begin! Nervous because I know nothing about first grade and excited because we will get to do super cute little fun stuff. And this lady is all for the cute stuff! If you know of anything that is October/halloween themed that we could do for tutoring do share:)
I also signed up for Donor's Choose! I want to get $$$ for more non-fiction books in my classroom! We are needing it pretty bad!