Sunday, December 6, 2015

Peek at my Week!

At the blink of an eye, the weekend goes by and it is time to get ready for the week ahead!!

This week, we are going to continue learning about holidays all around the world! We will learn about celebrations and traditions for Hanukkah, Italy, the Netherlands, and Canada! So far, my kiddos have LOVED learning about what other kids celebrate. It has given us the opportunity to talk more about how we are all unique and have different views, but can still be friends! I have been so impressed with their comparing and contrasting the different kind of holiday celebrations. They are seriously getting too smart ;)

My little rays have been knocking it out of the ballpark when it comes to Daily Five! Their transitions are getting smoother and smoother each day and their work is getting even more impressive! The questions have dwindled (we are working on it a LOT!) and their focus is getting better!

We are continuing with composing and decomposing numbers in math. I am planning on LOTS of partner work this week! Kagan strategies will be implemented in room 103! I love using team strategies because it has given us opportunities to bond and have a strong sense of unity! My little rays are working hard to be assistants rather than tell their partner how wrong they are. Using these strategies has helped my kiddos to be respectful and responsible of their learning! 

Our classroom elf, Candy Cane, treated us very nicely last week with surprise treats, a new movie, and silly notes! We can't wait to see where he will be this week! 

Friday. Oh boy! Friday is a day that has an agenda all of it's own. For starters, it is Cuddle & Compassion Day! Students can wear pajamas and donate to St. Jude in honor of a former student. Not only will we be out of uniform, but it is also POLAR EXPRESS DAY!! Hands down one of my most favorite days! We read the story on Thursday and then transform our hallway into a train station for a 'private' showing of the movie! We get together with our buddy class and watch the Polar Express while we enjoy hot chocolate in our pjs! Does it get better?? Well if by better, you mean crazy, yes!! After the movie, we will eat lunch and come back to have our Winter Festival party! Students will play games, make a craft, and enjoy a snack. We also have a speaker coming in to talk about dental health. We should probably apologize in advance for having the hot chocolate ;) it is going to be a LONG day full of some chaos and laughter and as daunting as it seems, I have to admit I love it!!!! 

It will be a crazy week (but aren't they all??) full of new learning and plenty of celebration! 

What does your week look like??

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