Happy Saturday, friends! Aren't you glad it's the weekend? This first full week of school with students has EXHAUSTED me! Whew!
I finally bit the bullet and ordered an Erin Condren planner! I have heard about them for years. I couldn't decide if I should order a teacher planner or a life planner, so I splurged and ordered both! They are both SO pretty. I think I could have used the life planner only, but I'll definitely take advantage of having both!
E has successfully completed his first week of Preschool! He is loving it so far and I LOVE hearing all about his day. It just confirms that one day I want to teach young ones. He's just SO excited to learn and I love that. He tells me all about circle time, what jobs he has each day, and my favorite: the Bible stories they read. :) Hearing about his day is my favorite part!
I have a sweet group of students. Or, I should say three groups since I teach 3 groups. I got a new student this week and today was her last year before she moves. I just hate it for her - I can't imagine moving after the first week. She drew me this picture and I told her I'd hang it up in the room. Bless her heart.
I need some Daily 5 advice! I teach 3 segments of Reading/Language Arts/Writing. I have 80 minutes to teach all so we have about 35 minutes for Reading, 15 minutes for Language Arts, and about 30 minutes for Writing. I'm having a hard time picturing how Daily 5 is going to look in a 5th grade departmentalized classroom. We have to use novels (1 per nine weeks) so we will begin that soon. Anyone use it in a departmentalized upper grade?
Can I get an AMEN?!