I figured that I would share with you some of the things that I worked on yesterday. I am a journalling freak! My kids need to have a journal for everything. Last year, we talked about our expectations for each on, but it they didn't always abide by those. Therefore, I came up with a new plan to glue the expectations inside their journals. Maybe this will help them remember what kind of work they are supposed to do.
(The pictures will take you to the files)
Morning Journal Expectations
Each morning we have RTI time and the kiddos are working at stations (mainly reading stations)
Writing Journals Expectations
My kiddos use a journal to go through the stages of writing until they get to their final drafts. They write their final drafts on pieces of loose leaf paper.
Reading Journal Expectations
During our reading block the kids go stations so I can pull small groups
Math Journal Expectations
During our math block the kiddos have math workshop time
Last year I put all of the newsletters on the class blog, but I don't think as many parents visited the blog to get the newsletter as I had hoped. To try to keep that from happening again, I created an introduction newsletter that shows the parents what to expect on the newsletter and where they can find it. Also, I tried to make it clear that they can request a hard copy since I know not all homes have internet.
If you want the DOC file, just leave your email address. Otherwise, the picture is to a PDF.
My list continues to get smaller, but it still a long one. I have other things that I will share latter, but I figured this could be a start. I really need to slow down my pace since we don't go back until middle of August.