We had a great third week of school. Lots of stuff going on!
We practiced Read to Someone and they did an amazing job!! I was so proud to see them reading to each other in the correct way! It does a teacher's heart good to see!
We also got to celebrate our first birthday of the year with this little cutie!! To read more about how I use the Birthday Box, you can go HERE.
We also had an all day training on Scholastic's new program called iRead. It really looks amazing and I cannot wait to get started!! It is computer based, but also has a whole group and small group component. It will look at what your kids have done on the computer and group them for you in order for you to do small group instruction with them. That little item is called The Groupinator. I cannot wait to use that bit of awesomeness!! There are some technical issuers that have to be worked out before we begin so we are supposed to get started at the end of September. Can't wait!!
While I was out my poor kiddos ended up with the sub from CrazyTown!! Apparently, he threatened to hit them with a stick, a paddle, or a belt?!?! What?!?! Is he crazy? He also left them alone to go up to the office. Now, my kiddos were no angels while I was away, but seriously ---- What was he thinking?!?!
On Friday, we had an almost all-day celebration of PBIS. The morning was filled with rotations to different areas of the building where someone was there to discuss the expectations for that area. For instance, we went to the cafeteria to discuss cafeteria expectations, then rotated to the hallway to talk about hallway expectations, etc., etc. At the end of the day, we had a pep rally with the local high school cheerleaders coming to pump them up! We also had a cup stacking demonstration from most of the grade levels.
|This is one of my kiddos competing.|
And to end the day, we did a little Adventure to Fitness. If you haven't tried this website, you can read about it HERE. The kids love it. It is great for indoor recess or if you have some time at the end of a crazy day!
I hope you enjoy your Labor Day with rest and relaxation.
Till next time...