I'm finally linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the Five for Friday to post 5 random things from my week. I've really reading these glimpses into everyone's lives and thought it was about time to join in. Plus, it finally felt like there was something worth sharing this week. So here it goes!
2. It was a great week in first grade! I used Abby's Pop Rock unit to introduce descriptive words during writing this week. The class loved it and so did I!
3. At our school we have a sizeable population of second language learners, mainly Spanish. So our district came up with the idea that we should have our firsties switch class for the required 30 minutes. This time I have the high English only kids coming to me. They're great since they're so capable, but we have less than 1/2 hour once everyone gets to the classroom which isn't much time to do projects or activities. So I decided in this new round of EL time that I would read The BFG. If you do any switching like this, I'd love to here what you do!
Thought I'd share some websites I found with activities to go the BFG:
Teaching Ideas has a list of literacy activities and videos to go with the book
I'm planning to use seven short activities I purchased on TPT
4. This is my third week using
5. In the computer lab this week I let my kids have some fun with music. Unfortunately, we have no music program or teacher so the only music my kiddos get is from my CD's or me singing with them. Poor kids! I'm a terrible singer. Luckily I teach first grade! So I let them explore the San Francisco Symphony's website for kids.
I'm thrilled to be linked up and am off to check out what others have been up to this week! Happy blogstalking!
**Earlier this week I joined up with Latoya for Let's Get Acquainted. The rules were to post two truths and a lie about myself. Then reveal the lie at the end of the week, so here goes!
I haven't ever tried coffee. Hard to believe, but true. Thanks for the support from many non-coffee drinkers. I didn't think there was anyone else who hadn't tried it before!
The lie is the Dr. Pepper addiction. I used to be pretty hooked but I'm not even drinking it every day now. I take it for lunch some but take a bottle of water too with lemon or orange slices in it or take some decaf iced tea. I'm happy to say that I'm a "recovering" Dr. Pepper addict.
Happy Saturday! Spring Break starts next Friday. Only 4 more days!