Loving- cleaning house and it staying that way for a while
Thinking- about vacation next week, what to pack?
Wanting- to make dinner the next few evenings
Needing- to call the eye doctor for an appointment
All Star- I challenged myself to read 1 Corinthians 13 everyday for three months, after finding the same challenge in Katharine's Yesterday, a book published in 1895 written by Grace Livingston Hill. Getting something different from it each day!
36. Four plastic tumblers with lids G for Goodwill * 30 * more VHS tapes T for trash
37. silly string T
38. country perpetual calendar G
39. old Casino card T
40. stationery set G
41. some random cabinet handle G
A nice easy work day with meetings in the morning and free time to work in our classrooms this afternoon. Sat in the beautiful sunshine for a little tanning, too.
We use wipe-off markers and paddles for phonics, then take a practice spelling test.
Third read of weekly story- fluent, with expression :)
On-level short passage with five questions from Differentiated Reads. Two one-minute reads, answer questions, illustrate setting.
Read to Self with a book from individual folder
"Medium" spelling practice page
Same afternoon activities
We start with phonics- but use this little homemade chart and yellow jacket finger puppet:
Next year, this will be revamped with added digraphs and different vowel-pairs.
Like Monday, we read our story together
then read a previous story with a partner.
Making words activity using our weekly spelling pattern
Decodable Reader- practice at seat individually. This is used for our This book is about...response OR a Somebody/wanted/but/so. Then we read the story together. It goes home three nights in a row for practice.
Our spelling program includes three activities each week. We do the "easy" page on Tuesday.
Afternoon activities are same as Monday, except we go to Art class.
This is our last five-day school week. In order to prevent my beginning-of-the-year panic next Fall- What do we do all day?- Here's a quick Week in the Life series.
We start with Yellow Book Phonics orally, whole group. A wonderful program that includes a daily alphabet activity, rhyming, isolating beginning/ middle/ and ending sounds, putting phonemes together and breaking words into phonemes.
The children practice read our weekly story at their seats, then we read it together at the carpet- one child is the expert reader for each page, then we read the page chorally.
Afterward, I'll choose a partner for each child to partner read an earlier story.
We write our Spelling words in abc order in our planners.
The decluttering continues:
23. a pair of too small gloves G for Goodwill. one glove T for trash
24. a little magician cape from Halloween. I have pictures, don't need the cape. G
25. an ice tray specifically to make water bottle shaped ice G
26. four summer placemats G
27. Easter decorations I don't remember buying G
28. Two DVDs H for Huntington City Mission
29. Mommy and me cookbook G
30. Six VHS tapes G
31. little wooden sailboat kit. OCC- in my boyshoebox
32. two popcorn holders that our hands never really fit into G