I decided to go ahead and make my October behavior calendar before someone had to remind me.
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We just completed Unit 1 of our Reading Series. I finally feel like I have figured out what I am doing with this new series. I hope to create some new things to teach the skills instead of using the boring workbook pages. I feel like I can start the Daily 5 correctly now that I have a feel for the basal.
Words Their Way is going great. I love it! I have 4 groups. They come in on Monday morning and cut out their sorts before the bell rings. They spend about 10 minutes a day sorting. On Monday they do a sort and read their words to a neighbor, Tuesday they do a sort and write their words in their spelling notebook, Wednesday they do a sort and a word hunt, Thursday they do a blind sort with a partner, and on Friday morning they glue their words in their notebook. I give one test at a time. I would like to start making some games for them to play but I think I will tackle that in about 6 more weeks.
I am going out of town this weekend and I didn't bring a single school thing home to take with me to work on. I plan on reading a book that Flo let me borrow several weeks ago. What books are you reading????
I also hope to find some of these out of town since we no longer have them here. If I find some I am going to stock up on them. These things make everything better.