Ladies and Gentlemen.
I love September for dozens of reasons, but holy cow!! I am so exhausted.
Back-to-school, prepping a classroom, paperwork, back-to-school night (for my students and my own kids!), beginning of soccer, paperwork, alarm clocks, packing lunches, paperwork, retraining my bladder to only pee twice a day, paperwork, wearing real clothes and shoes every day, laundry, paperwork, forming a PLC and setting an SGO… and all THAT paperwork.
Anyway, enough of my whining because I know that I’m preaching right now to the choir!!
Aside from all the crazy, I’ve got some great stuff to share from the busy month. My school kiddos are awesome and we’ve been having the best time getting to know each other.
Like last year, I am starting the year with Writing from Lists in our writer’s notebook and we are tacking Information Text in reading. The struggle is real going from two, 50-minutes periods of ELA last year, to one, 60-minute period this year. I can say that while I’m pretty much sticking to my plan , there is absolutely not one second of down time in my room. We work from the second they sit down, until the second they leave. The pace is hard.
So, without further ado, here is what’s up in Room B208…
We’ve got two lists into our notebooks: “Things I Cannot Stand” and “I Can’t Imagine Life Without…”. We’ve only managed one “Fast Five” though. I am hoping to really get into a flow next week.
Beginning with this unit allows for a much smoother transition into our Article of the Week routine.
I’ve added some great TpT products into my unit this year. While these products are not new, they are new to me, so I wanted to share.
First, I am in love with Hello Literacy’s Short Text for Teaching Text Structure articles.
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