Saturday, September 19, 2015

Math Workshop, Building stamina and Fun....Dations.

I'm a day late and a dollar short..

I am just flat out. Done. Exhausted. We had our Open House on TUESDAY.  Tuesday.  What were we thinking?  By Thursday I was convinced it was Saturday and we were breaking some kind of labor law by having school on Saturday. The week felt THAT long.

These display signs for Open House or Conferences are free in my store. You can grab them here. (The sign for the mints is here).

We are having fun with Fundations this year. It's a new program for our district and I'm really enjoying it.  The kiddos really need the phonics skills.

I am busy getting ready for and training the kiddos for a math workshop model.  We are using a new math curriculum this year-Envisions. Thus far, I am not a big fan so I am learning how to improvise and make the most of it through supplementing and using a math workshop model.

I love these editable pictured labels by A Clutter Free Classroom. Her Math Workshop With Guided Math Instruction Guide has been a lifesaver. It is packed with great suggestions for implementing a math workshop model.

We are cruising right along with Writer's Workshop this week and I am thrilled to have a group of great writers!

My students LOVE these writing offices by Amy Labrasciano

We have been working hard building reading stamina this week during Reader's Workshop.

We love using the stamina timers from The Primary Techie to serve as a visual for how we are doing.

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  1. AnonymousSeptember 19, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Oooo, I love the writing offices. I do something very similar but use a large piece of bristol board, fold the long side up to form a pocket and then fold it 3 ways to make the office. Love them!

    1. Julie PettersenSeptember 26, 2015 at 5:34 PM

      That's a great idea!