This week's craziness involved:
- Making leveled readers for my classroom...Let's just say, I've fallen in love with reading a-z and raz kids allllllll over again. But, I am starting to hate laminating and duct tape. My kids are obsessed with it, which is ahhhhmazing.
- Being told grades were due in 2 days. With about 2 assignments graded. Yelp. Yeah, that's one of my weaknesses that I am trying to improve on.
- Cotton Candy fundraiser, with the head teacher out = me (on my planning period) twirling that fluffy sweetness on stick after stick....well, I did sneak in a few bites here and there...which was worth it.
- My school has a new member...a lizard (which my kids named Charley..who knows where that came from!!). And the bestest thing happened this past Friday. My principal walked in with the lizard on a leash. That's right, A LEASH. It made my heart happy. It actually motivated my students this week to stay on task...All I had to mention was that little guy visiting us and they got right back to work. Genius.
In other news:
Workstations. I have quickly realized that I have some pretty awesome reading and language arts workstation activities and only a few math ones. So, I am trying my hardest to just make my own... but this takes time, and we can all agree that time is hard to come by when you are a teacher. Slowly but surely. Anyways, I made a number sense activity that I laminated and put magnets on the back. My students build an ice cream with the number, the written number, an addition fact, and the number made out in dots. Whenever I pull out this workstation, it makes me crave some BlueBell. Yummy.