#1 One of my students said to my student teacher and I, "I know how to spell a word. F-R-I-V." When we asked what it spelled he confidently said, "friv". I love the confidence of 5 year olds.
#2 Thursday was my wonderful student teacher's last day. :( The kids and I miss her already. She was a wonderful positive person. She has promised to come back and visit often though!!
#3 We started writer's workshop on Friday. I am so proud of how well my students are doing with it. Here are some of their examples.
#4 I am working on a new nocturnal animal unit. I am hoping to have it finished by the end of the weekend since I plan on using it this week and next. :)
#5 I live and work in Illinois and I am super excited that the ISBE website now has a scope and sequence chart following the common core standards. Right now there is only one for math, but I am using it to guide my math instruction for the rest of the school year. My math centers that I create as well as my math lesson will be done so with this guide in mind. I am on board with common core and it is nice to have guide as when to teach which skills. Especially since I am so used to using our current curriculum. Does your district, school, or state have something like this already in place?