I've been working on a variety of things in our classroom, and have wanted to share so many of them with my blog friends, so here is a list of four highlights and things that made me happy over the past three weeks!
1. Investigation Specs- My dollar bin find at Target last week. Fake eyeglasses in three colors! I bought them out of stock and named them my "Investigation Specs" for guided reading. We put them on when we are reading between the lines, previewing, inferencing, etc.!
2. "Falling in Love with 5th Grade"- My door! Dollar Tree had these cute fall cut-outs so this was a Friday afternoon project for me. As I was doing this, it dawned on me- what do people with lives do on Friday nights? :) On Monday I had the kids tell me what they love about 5th grade and I wrote it on their cut-out.
True life: I'm a hoarder (of OJ containers).
4. Artifacts of Love- Remember how much I love these kids? This was an assignment our first week of school. I asked the kids to write about their goals for fifth grade and how they felt about school so far. This one made me cry and beam with pride. Need I say more? Just read it.
Apparently I use too many examples pertaining to food?! :)
Note: Number 2 is not "Miss Eager hates snacks", it's "Miss Eager hates snakes". That would be quite a contradiction!