This week has been jam-packed with Non-Fiction texts in reading and writing.
Like many of you, we struggle to fit in Science unless we completely integrate it. So that is what we do!
I have two fantastic resources from my friends Susan and Holly. They take you step by step through the writing process with your kids. I am a firm believer in Writer's Workshop, and these two resources are a perfect fit for the way I teach writing.
In small group, my students have been focusing on their fluency. I am so happy to see how much growth they have made in all areas of the reading! I have this great app called the Running Record app- where I record my students reading a portion of their texts. I can discreetly tap the screen when they have errors, so when I replay the recording I know exactly where they messed up, and I can analyze what led to the miscue. I also ADORE the idea of letting my kids listen to themselves read, and get this- I can email the recording to my reading coaches, principal, or their parents!
What else have I been up to since I have been such a stinky blogger? Well let me show you!
My husband has been working like a dog to update our house! I have a new master bath!
I also have a dining room after almost 3 years in this house! I LOVE it. We had our first dinner in there last night, and it was so special!
I have also been cherishing my time with these two. I mean look how grown-up Nash is!
AND, my little princess turns 4 tomorrow. I can't quite wrap my brain around it!
And last but not least, I am super stoked to know that my homework and no prep centers are ready for the month! Man, does that feel good!