April 13, 2018

Weekly Recap - The Good and the Bad

Confessions of a Frazzled Teacher

This was our first week back after Spring Break. It was a LONG week! It's hard to adjust after so much time spent laying around. I am so excited for the weekend, because now I can finally sleep!

Confessions of a Frazzled Teacher

Fourth Grade Students - Yesterday we had an assembly with the NED Show (Never Give Up, Encourage Others, and Do Your Best were the themes of the show). The show was cute. My problem was when third grade stood up to leave and a group of fourth graders started booing them and calling them losers. I was livid. Way to NOT get the message of the show. 😡

Confessions of a Frazzled Teacher

Donors Choose - My Donors Choose project was funded last week! I received our supplies this week and am super excited about them! We have already been using the seat cushions and reading trackers. This weekend I will get the Kindles ready to use next week.

Scholastic Books - We also got our Scholastic order. I may have ordered quite a few more books since my classroom doesn't have enough books. 😀 This time I focused on building a superhero and video game theme.


By the way, did you apply for the James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs Giveaway? It takes five minutes and the benefits are incredible. This school year, I was lucky enough to get it - $500  worth of books. There are tons of winners. Take the time to apply today!

Carousel Review - I sometimes (okay - a lot of times) forget about activities/resources that I have used in the past that have worked well for me. Luckily, I remembered one of my favorites on the drive to work on Monday - Carousel Review. 

   * What is a Carousel Review? Place posters around the room. Have students rotate around the room adding to the posters. They go around like a carousel.

   * Here's how we used it: We wrote different areas of the school on the paper (playground, lunchroom, specials, hallway, bathroom, and classroom). My students had to write down all the expectations of their behavior in each area. The important piece of this activity is that students have to read what is written, because they cannot duplicate things already written. It was a great way to review expectations while getting my students moving!

How was your week?  
What was good and bad for you?

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