We also are learning to us a graphic organizer to collect ideas, write a draft and copy onto good paper. This process always seems daunting for first graders at first but I am very proud of the work that they did! In our Wonders program, each week has a different writing task. This week our Essential Question was "What do you do at your school?" so we wrote about what we did at school! LOVE that Wonders connects everything...
|This writer loved that we learned how to use our privacty folders!|
|This friend may think that i am making them do a bit too much discussion!|
I love it when a first grader (past or present) thinks enough of me to bring me a gift. This little owl was painted for me by a first grader from my class last year. She was given to me this week....love it. I also received the lovely bracelet from a current student who "got it last year in kindergarten but knew that I loved books SO MUCH that I had to have it". One of the benefits of teaching for sure....
I am trying to embrace the changing of the seasons here in Western NY. I used to LOVE fall. As I have gotten older, I have started feeling that fall is just the season before a very cold, windy, snowy winter. Summer has been been so lovely now that my kids are older and I have a fantastic pool and deck that I just don't want it to end....that being said, I obviously have been neglecting some of my plants since school started (ha!) but have started the decorating.
My husband and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary this year and we marked the occasion by going out for a yummy Mexican dinner and a showing of Spamalot. SO FUNNY!
We have started our fall sports season and hubby and I bought shirts to wear while we are watching Varsity Volleyball games...or Modified tennis matches...or Varsity hockey...or track...it is the beginning of a FUN year!