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Peek at my Week: Week 3

August 31 Deedee 2 min read
We had a great week last week.
There are some things we did not get to (such is life in kindergarten), but we did accomplish a lot!
Here are some highlights!
The overhead station is a big deal.  I did have someone go a little crazy and scribble all over the white board (muscle twitch perhaps), so we regrouped and refocused.  If I want this station to be a “work” station and not a “free-for-all” station, I have to remember to review, review, review.
I did share with my class that I had to roll the overhead into the closet for a time-out last year and there was an audible gasp and panicked looks of horror from the crowd.  I love 5-6 year olds!
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 The predictable sentences are going great.  I am keeping it simple with just one sentence.  This week we will add the response page.
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 We are learning how to be great writing partners.
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 Our math tool kits are a big hit!  We are zooming along in our math workshop.
(Read more about math tool kits HERE and get my free resource to make your own.)
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 Our writing station is popular with these kiddos!
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So coming up this week… Here is a peek at our work station tubs.
(click on the picture to find the source)
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 These are products that I made last year, but I like to lay them out ahead of time to make sure I have all the pieces.
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Our poem is ready!

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Here is our focus wall for next week.

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Yes, I realize I wrote “writing” on my reading focus card… Ugh… Do overs please!
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Have a great week!
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13 Comments

  • Teaching Eternity August 31 at 2:41 pm

    It looks like you have a great week lined up! I start back this week! Unfortunately I don't have plans for the week so much as a to-do list since I won't start seeing my groups until next week! But I can't wait to link up next Sunday.
    Thanks
    Michelle

    • Deedee August 31 at 2:59 pm

      Oh… I am familiar with that "to do" list. Hang in there!!!!

  • Kacie Biggs August 31 at 2:49 pm

    Ahhh… I'm loving teaching 2nd already, but your post made me a little nostalgic for K! 🙂 It sounds like your kiddos are off to a great start! Have a wonderful week. 🙂

    • Deedee August 31 at 2:59 pm

      2nd grade is AWESOME! I taught it for 4 years. I love my group this year so much that I have joked that I will loop with them until they graduate high school… so I will be a 2nd grade teacher again in 2 years ;). #kiddingnotkidding

  • Jen R August 31 at 4:18 pm

    You are amazing. That is all 🙂

    • Deedee September 1 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks chick-a-dee!

  • Cassie Thompson August 31 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks for hosting this link up Deedee! I really love seeing other teachers' lesson plans. It reminds me of things I want to do but just forgot! 🙂 LOL! Have a great week!

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    Cassie
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  • Andrea Fancy August 31 at 9:19 pm

    Beautiful lesson plans as always! Question – I have scoured your math workshop descriptions for one that includes patterns and haven't seen one. I see that you do include patterning activities in your math centres, though. Do you explicitly teach patterning during your math workshop time, or do you find that doing it in your centres is enough? How do you evaluate it? Thanks! 🙂

    • Deedee September 1 at 1:22 pm

      No, I don't teach patterning during math time, but we cover it in our calendar time (when I put my calendar number ups) and in our Building Skills time. Patterning is usually grasped pretty easily, but I reinforce it through centers/stations since it is a growing skill. I just evaluate it informally.

  • Kimberly Dominak September 1 at 2:29 am

    I love the overhead station and I think the kids would find it engaging as well. I might have to dig around in some rooms to find one =) Love all of your ideas in your classroom. They are awesome!

  • Nancy Baker September 1 at 4:13 am

    I love your ideas! But where did you get the rug in the pictures! Thanks for the lessons!

    • Deedee September 1 at 1:19 pm

      oh… Nancy… I LOVE that rug! I got it last year from http://www.kidscarpet.com. They have a HUGE selection and they are inexpensive compared to other classroom carpets.

  • Danielle McQuade September 3 at 1:17 am

    I love your lesson plans! They give me many ideas throughout the school year. I did notice that you do calendar differently this year along with Reader's Workshop. Any specific reason or just trying something different this year?

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