Friday, November 15, 2013

Thanksgiving Bump

Whoohoo! (How do you spell that anyway?) It’s almost Thanksgiving. We get a whole week off around here. I love that about my district. It gives everyone enough time to travel to see family. We are lucky though that both my husband and I have our families here. Literally both of our parents are within 10 minutes from our house.
The best thing is that there are never any arguments about whose parents to visit. Since I am an only child and his family is bigger than mine, so my mom just joins us over at his folks’ house. I also love it because I don’t have to cook or do a ton of dishes. That’s just not really my thing. We do always bring something though & I try to help with the cleanup because it just wouldn't be right not to at least help.
 Since Turkey Day is on everyone’s mind around here I made a little Bump game for my students to play. Click on the picture if you would like a copy. Directions are included. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Classroom Schedule

With my older daughter  upstairs playing with a friend and the baby  asleep, it's the first time in months that I've been able to sit down at the computer long enough to write. My blog has been terribly neglected in these first few months of school. I've missed it and I've missed you all.

My schedule is packed this year, both at school and at home. I know many of ya'll are in the same boat, which is why I love the link up about schedules going on over at Thank God It's First Grade. I'm always curious about what goes on in other classrooms and schools.It's been really interesting to see how different classroom schedules can be.

7:15-7:45 Homeroom
(Since I don't have a homeroom, I have duty. On Monday I have bus duty which starts at 7:00. From Tuesday to Thursday I have car duty. On Friday I am duty free.)

7:45-8:00 Announcements and Morning Work
8:00-11:15 Resource reading/math/language arts for 4th and 5th grade
11:20-11:50 Lunch (Duty free)
11:50-2:00 Resource reading/math/language arts for kindergarten and first grade
2:00-2:50 Planning & consultations (Students are dismissed during this time and my daughter comes down to my room.)

Leave a comment if you link up. I'd love to see your schedule.