I’ve ceased to pay attention to football since I have zero chance at winning any money in my Fantasy Football pool. However, I do know that Super Bowl season is upon us and our kidlets love nothing more than talking about sports. Here’s a football freebie for you if you need an extra math warm up or a ready-to-go homework assignment.
I go back to school tomorrow (for teacher meetings and work time) and get back to work with the kiddos on Tuesday. Although I spent most of the break online shopping and being sick, I think some of the ideas from blog stalking have stayed with me. Here’s a few ideas and resources I plan to use during that first week back.
In reading we’re going to continue our reading response notebooks. During every 5 day week students are required to write a letter to me which gives a short summary of a book they’re reading, as well as at least 1 piece of deeper thinking they had as they read the text. I have gone from hand writing to typing my letters. It’s a lot of work to keep up with, but I think it’s worth it. Writing about reading is a goal for 99% of my students and this seems to really motivate them to write, since they know I’ll be reading it and writing back. Their #1 question when I told them I was leaving for my grandpa’s funeral? “But . . . when will we get our reading response notebooks back?!” 🙂
Grammatical Name Art: I would do Word Clouds, but I already did these after Thanksgiving break, so we’re going to talk about all the exciting things we did throughout the break through nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
Division Review: Thanks to Tonya’s Treats for Teachers I now have a division review ready to go
We’re going to talk about informational writing. I’m excited to use these two TpT products to help introduce the genre.