Friday, October 24, 2014

Five for Friday
We had a pupil free day on Monday and one of the PD sessions was on the 10 Essential Skills.

I LOVE these!

It was a great reminder for us all that the 'little' strategies to address behaviours really do work.
My prac student finished up today, after a 3 week block with my class.

If you are ever given the opportunity, have a student teacher!

Sharing advice and giving suggestions to a learning teacher makes you realise how much you know and do for your class.
My lovely student teacher gave this book to our class as a gift.

If you haven't read it yet, do yourself (and your students) a favour!

It is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!

If you go to Oliver Jeffers' website, there are a bunch of activites to go with some of the books he's illustrated.
I have only 7 weeks of my school year left!


I'm excited to find out what year level I will be on next year.

This week we looked and learned about pollution. We did an activity inspired by Pinterest to show the kids exactly what pollution can do to water and how hard it is to undo.

Here's a sneak peek. I'm going to post about it tomorrow.
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  1. THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT is one of my favorite books! I have made a great book companion for it! You can check it out at my blog!

    Part 2 of the book companion is in the works :)

  2. Here is the link to the book companion on my TpT:

  3. I love The Day the Crayons Quit! I read it to my class and then had each student take on the role of one of the crayons. It was great for teaching persuasive arguments! :)

    Learnin' Books

  4. Great book! I love your pollution experiment and look forward to your findings.

    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

  5. Love that author! Summer can't come quick enough - we have eight weeks left to go
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  6. Hi Shanyn! You inspired me to count weeks- only eight til winter break... not as good as summer break, but I'll take it over here in Michigan. And we do have Thanksgiving break in there, which launches us into the holiday season. See you around. Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom