First, I am SO, SO glad that it is Friday. My husband was at school for 3 days this week and I realized that I need my partner in crime to help with Brayden. I sometimes forget how much my husband helps me with him. I'm thankful that I have such a great husband!
So, here are some random things about my week.
Number 1-My students learned about Bossy E this week. Last year I came across Sarah Cooley's packet "Beware of Bossy E". First, I love Sarah (from First Grader At Last) and her ideas. She's one of my favorite bloggers. Inside her packet is a story where they learn that the reason that the vowels say their name is because Bossy E kicks them in their pants. I used it again this year and my kiddos LOVED it. Now when I read with them they remind me that that sneaky E kicks the vowel in the pants. Can you say CUTE!!! Click on her packet to download her freebie.
Number 2-I sent home my weekly newsletter and added a sentence to see how many of my parents read my newsletter. DISAPPOINTED! It was very sad Tuesday morning when I realized that not a single one of my parents read my newsletter. I had one student who followed the directions. He said that he read the newsletter not his grandma. So, I told my kiddos to make sure that they have their parents read the newsletter. They really listened when I gave this little boy a prize. On Wednesday, I had so many more participate. I felt so much better. Hopefully, next week I'll have more participation.
Number 3-I gave our Multiple/Triple digit addition test on Tuesday. We have been teaching this unit for what feels like FOREVER. Our district has adopted the common core standards for math and 2nd graders are suppose to be fluent with the basic facts. I am so pleased to say that 12 out of my 14 students made an A, B, or C. I had one student fail the test, but he was just having one of those days. I was so pleased with their grades. They have become so much faster with their basic facts. We will be continuing to review all year long.
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Lots of love,