We are moving right along! My favorite part of the week was coming up with our class mission statement. I guided the kids slightly, but for the most part, they are the ones who created it! We started by making a list of things we want to see in our room and in others—things that make us want to be at school. Here is what we made:
In our class, we are kind to everyone and follow the rules. We are happy and keep our room clean.
Wow, love it. This is posted in our room as a constant reminder for everyone!
For our narrative writing unit, we started learning about small moment stories. I was impressed with each student's first attempt, and I enjoy reading about everyone's experiences. We finished launching Read to Self for Daily 5, and had our first Work on Writing mini lesson today. Building our stamina is a big focus. We begin with only 3 minutes of practice and work our way up to 20—it's a process!
I give my students the opportunity to participate in the Book It program. Starting in October, students read 10 books each month to receive free personal pan pizza coupons from Pizza Hut! Each child is limited to one coupon/month. I'm sending home reading logs tomorrow as an easy way to keep track of books read. Once filled up, have your child bring the log to me, and I will send home the pizza coupon and another log!
Monday- No School
Have a great holiday weekend!
// Wish List //
White card stock
Colored card stock
Skinny washable markers
Clear box/packing tape
Teachers Pay Teachers GC
Amazon GC (for seating)
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