It's nice to say that. For a while this morning it felt like Monday to me. I was pleasantly surprised when my specials alarm on my phone went off at 10:35 reminding me that it was in fact Wednesday and not Monday! I took the last two days off with my sicky daughter. She had a pretty yucky cold and I thought she had pink eye.Thankfully she does not! I'm so glad she's feeling better now... I always feel so bad when my baby is sick.
Jessica from Ideas by Jivey is hosting a new weekly linky party! Her theme is Workshop Wednesday!
Today's topic is: What is your must-have in Writer's Workshop? While I completely forgot to take pictures of my notebooks, I can still give you an idea of what my notebooks are like because "tried" to model them after them AMAZING Beth Newingham. Her website and Scholastic Teacher blog are fantastic and are FULL of ideas which can be implemented in classrooms. If you've never heard of Beth, you MUST go see what she's all about. I don't know how one teacher does so much... and so successfully! Click the picture below to see how she does writer's workshop in her room. You should also bookmark her page and browse when you have time... there's SOOOOO much phenomenal information on her website and blog. Check her out today!
I also like to use the Lucy Calkins "Primary Units of Study" in my classroom as much as I can. Of course I have to elaborate a lot since much of it is written for new writers. On my list of teacher books to buy is her new book "Pathways to the Common Core". With Common Core being fully implemented next year for 2nd grade next year, I think this will be an invaluable tool to have.
I came across this awesome Facebook linky party today. If you have a Facebook page for you blog, be sure to link up and "like" other blogs' Facebook pages! Head on over to 1, 2, 3, Teach With Me to link up and "like" some new pages!
We've made some new frames just in time for spring! I'm LOVING them right now, and I can't wait to create something with them! =) You can find them on our TPT store by clicking on the picture below. =)
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Wooohooo... 2 days left of the work week!! Make it great!!