So here's the scoop...A Peek at My Week gives us a chance to share whatever it is that we have coming up this week. It can be in the classroom, at home, or a combination of both. You never know what little gems you might find through this linky! I LOVE this idea.
What do I have planned for the week?
We're heading into our second topic in math (rounding/adding/subtracting whole numbers/decimals) and I stumbled across a great resource at the Lakeshore Outlet store earlier this month. This book has leveled practice pages which many of my kiddos are going to need this year. We're not implementing common core until next year, but this book has far better practice pages than our current math adoption.
I'm sure everyone already knows about Ideas by Jivey's mentor sentence units, but this is my first year using them...LOVE them! We're starting our second week. The first week's work (First Day Jitters) was entirely guided and went wonderfully well. This week we'll be reading Enemy Pie!
My fun project for the week will be setting up our new FREE aquarium. I know, I know. I already wrote about this in my last post, but I'm so excited! To be honest, I can't remember which blog I found it on, but this earlier this summer I read about petsintheclassroom.org. If you've been thinking about getting a class pet, go take a peek.
I've got a couple of fun activities planned for the kids. We'll be trying to Save Fred (check out Fabulous Fourth Grade Froggies for the directions) and working with partners for Two on a Crayon. I love this activity. It's a great lesson on cooperation and non-verbal communication. Students are paired up and given one crayon and one piece of paper. They both hold onto the crayon and attempt to draw a picture without speaking to each other. While the drawings are always comical, the students reflections about the experience are what makes this activity so valuable. Go check it out.
On the homefront....I'm getting ready for my son's visit from Italy. He's only here for Labor Day weekend and I plan to make the most of it. My goal is to have next week's lessons planned by Thursday so I can have a work-free weekend.
That's a Peek at My Week. Put down your plan book and go link up with Mrs. Laffin.