I feel like I haven't posted in a long time. Last week I was doing a lot of individual assessments-high frequency words, reading fluency and then our required progress monitoring. I usually catch up on the weekends but this past weekend I was really sick. I even had to call out sick yesterday--which I hate to do. I use a yardstick that's colored for behavior with clothespins, mostly I just use it for hallway/lunch behavior-I turned the names around, but look what I came back to today:
This really did make my day. We have a very talented paraprofessional who was doing caricactures of various teachers and here was mine:
Too cute! I love the glue in my little holster. At least someone recognizes 26 Kindergarteners in one room (no aide by the way) is a LOT! :)
So anyway, one of my favorite stories to read aloud is called:
I think it's just an adorable little story about a cat who "hatches" a plan to get himself some eggs to make omelets with. Well, he attracts 3 birds and they all fight over the nest so long that by the time they leave the little eggs hatched. Then he has 3 hungry chicks on his hands! Each one has a different personality and it's fun to read their little taglines.
So I asked the kids to design a perfect nest for a bird. What amenities would it include? And this is what they came up with:
A spy nest
made of grass and has a pillow
golds (not like the soccer "gold" it was explained to me, but like jewelry gold!)
It has drinks (my kind of nest *wink*).