Here's a little looky at what went down around here LAST WEEK:
1) We did one of our first writings of the year with our "I Had BUCKETS of Fun This Summer...Now I'm Ready To DIG Into Learning" craftivity. If you missed this FREEBIE you can pick it up HERE.
"Meet the MonSTARS: We're Already Be"GUM"ing Great Friends!"
3) I've been benchmarking, benchmarking, benchmarking. Are you with me? Geez! I'm so ready to just get into our routine and actual TEACHING!! I have compiled a lot of my benchmarks to send home an informational letter to parents that show class a continuum. I find that they appreciate being informed of this and it ensures that they're not surprised by anything come parent/teacher conference time! The class continuum aspect lets them see exactly where their child falls among his/her peers. It also gives them a glimpse at the wide range of learners we have in our classroom! Here's a peek at the letter I send home about reading benchmarks.
4) Did you pick up our Short A Vowel Unit for free during our Mega Birthday Celebration this summer? If so, you may want to pick up our newest unit....the Short E Vowel Unit was uploaded last week!
It's go EVERYTHING you need to teach, review, and/or practice that short e sound, including assessments!
5) And, finally....I got to go to my happy place last week as my Gamecocks kicked off the college football season on Thursday with a win against NC! Despite missing the BEST entrance in college football and the first two-minutes of the game because of a wreck on the highway (and the fact that the game started at 6:00!) and having to leave the game early due to severe lightning and a thunderstorm that delayed it for a while, it was awesome to be back in Columbia! Forever to Thee!
In honor of college football season, take a look at my mini-me makeover below...gotta be wearing my gameday garnet and black! :)
Don't forget to enter to win the PINK Pencil Sharpener! The winner will be announced on Friday!