Happy Friday! Whew, what a week!! You with me?? Here’s what I was up to this week…
I’ve been working on getting all of our workshops set up and rolling! I got this goodie during the TPT B2S sale – I have been using Math Workshop for several years, but I loved that this had foldables to go with my set-up!
We also started working on building our reading stamina this week. My kids are up to 13 minutes! :o)
I always start Writing Workshop by having the students collect some good seed ideas. I found a book that I used to use in 3rd grade (…that I had totally forgotten about!!! Do you do that, too?) and the kids loved it!
I had my students make 12 boxes in their notebook, and after reading each page, I had the students write down a time they felt the same way as the girl!
These will make great stories later! :o)
I was actually able to get in a few mini-lessons this week! One of them excited my kids SO very much. I like to show Pixar short films in reading for comprehension strategies… after all… they are just visual stories! We watched Partly Cloudy and used Lovin Lit’s awesome summarizing flapbook from her Interactive Reading Literature Notebook to practice “Who, Wanted, But, So, Then.”