I'm joining Em @Curious Firsties for her weekly linky party Wednesday Wow. Each week you can share something positive whether it is at home or school. Just a little positivity in the middle of the week. This linky party is one I really need, I have really been down with my job since school started. I feel overwhelmed with all of the extra things that we are having to do. I don't know if it is just my district or if all districts just keep piling on the "Must Dos". I have actually thought about looking for greener pastures next year. Still in teaching, just a different district.
Anyway, that is why I really need this linky party. I need to be reminded of the good things going on.
#1 I told my daughter I would stop staying up at school soo late this year. I hadn't really kept my promise until this week. we left at 5 yesterday and 4:30 today. Wow, it's amazing how much I can do at home when I go home early. : ) When I looked at what I was doing at school, it was mainly talking to other teachers or the principal. I like talking to them, but I really have enjoyed getting home early.
#2 Today as we were reading some of the poems in our poetry journals, I pointed out a few words that were in the poems that they were always wanting me to spell. I also reminded them that they could use the min word walls to find sight words they didn't know how to spell. My heart soared as I was reading them tonight. Some girls had looked up the word teacher and eat and a boy in class had found the word mountain. It was so cool to see them taking the initiative.
#3 We have been studying the human body the last couple of weeks. This week we are learning a song from
Scholastic's "101 Science Poems and Songs for young Learners" called "Bones". It is really cute and it has a lot of good info. It is to the tune of "Home on the Range". Today was only our second day to work on it and I thought the kids did fantastic. Several of them have already picked up most of the words. After we practiced the song a few times, we labeled the skull, rib cage, spine and hips on the skeleton that's on the song page. Later this week, we are going to make a skull puppet with an information page on the back. If you don't have the book from Scholastic, I highly recommend it.