Manic Monday: New Linky!

So, I'm going out on a limb here... I'm going to attempt a new weekly linky! :) WHAT?! That's right, friends, I give you...


Catchy, huh? Basically, this linky is just for you to talk about your Monday troubles and triumphs! 

We had a fire drill this morning,  since it's Fire Prevention Week. My kiddos did AWESOME! I was uber proud of them. They're really chatty, so to get them to be quiet {level 1 using PBIS} can be a huge challenge.

We launched the final 2 parts of Daily 5 today: Listen to Reading and Read to Someone. I waited so long to launch these two, because of my chatty Cathys. I just really wanted them to focus on the basics of Daily 5, before I launched into the 2 parts that I believe takes a lot of self discipline. I also feel that since my district is fairly new to Daily 5, my kiddos haven't had a TON of experience with it. So for Listen to Reading (at the moment), we will be using Tumble Books, Book Flix, and Playways.
Have you ever seen a playaway?! These things are so cool! Basically a pre-loaded MP3 player with audios of books. My AEA has a bunch to check out, and I have received 2 already, and will be getting 2 more tomorrow! LOVE THEM! The kiddos did, too. They did a great job with Listen to Reading and Reading to Someone. IF ONLY I HAD RECORDED SOME OF THEIR CONVERSATIONS! I had struggling readers reading with fluent readers (not intentional, they picked their own) and it was just MAGICAL! :)

I also finally got our school maps hung up. The kiddos and I spent the last 3ish weeks or so looking at maps using Google Earth and atlases. As a final project, we created maps of our school grounds from a bird's eye view. The kiddos LOVED it and they turned out quite well I think. Here's some pictures!
  
 
 
Stay tuned for a blog post tomorrow about how I'm going to teach Social Studies this year. I'm not sure how it is going to work quite yet, but I have an idea! :)

I'd love it if you'd link up with Manic Monday! Just copy and paste the image at the top and pretty please link it back to this post! :) If I see a lot of people link up, I will consider paying for thumbnails, until then, text linking up only! Sorry friends! 

Hope your Monday wasn't too manic!






3 comments

  1. Next week there will be tons of people linked up! What a great idea!
    Grade 4 Buzz

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  2. Ooooh I think I am just going to HAVE to link up for this on Monday!

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