Our goal is to try three new things each trip in addition to our old favorites. Colton braved the Haunted Mansion. I loved Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid. It's totally a sing-along for me. I'd heard wonderful things about Disney's popcorn, so we tried the Caramel Corn. Yummy, but not fun on a hot sticky day.
We all three ordered a Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle from Sleepy Hollow. Thankful we ordered the slaw on the side- it is not like Mom makes- kind of an orangey dressing. The sandwich was really good- super spicy.
Spent the evening at Hollywood Studios. Enjoyed the Animation class so much.
Day Two! Epcot
We used a fastpass for Spaceship Earth, new for Colton, and his favorite Figment's Imagination. I tried Shrimp Fried Rice. Loved the walk around World Showcase as always.
Around 2:00, headed for New Smyrna Beach for a couple of fun days. Our room was two flights up so we went from the beach, out to eat, to the pool, to the park without stopping 'til nighttime.
Remember my little Reading buddy? In April, her parents asked for a conference. They requested she repeat first-grade and asked if I could have her again. I debated for a few days, then decided that would be best. Well...eight days in, we completed our first one-minute timing. She read 13 wpm!! So proud!
First day writing and math journal prompts.
I made a change in Writer's Workshop. We only write one sentence each day during Reading Unit 1. I draw a line halfway down the page so we fit two day's writings on each page. As we add a sentence during each unit, we'll start to use a whole page.
I still love to make predictable charts (good old Four Blocks) but don't like how long it takes to write each child's sentence. Using my new-fangled chart, I write the question once, then the children write their answer. During Open House, parents wrote an encouraging note to their child:
We also used it to list suggestions to name our classroom Spider plants:
I'm proud to introduce Peter Parker and Baby JoJo!
Out with the old...
42. huge Angry Bird stuffed animal (G is for Goodwill)
43. spiral hair rollers that never would stay in my hair G
44. SpongeBob craft kit G
45. more books and magazines G
46. two old electrical cords, some other thing I have no idea what was (T is for trash)
47. four keys T
48. tiny Easter bunny pin T
49. gift box G
50. tissue-paper flower T