Friday, May 6, 2016

Five For Friday: May 6th

Happy Friday! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!

Teaching is my favorite thing to do. I get to be creative. I get to read books. I get to make learning fun. I love how positive and inspirational teacher blogs can be. We get new ideas and get to see others doing something we love. I can't get over how amazing it is to see others love something as much as I do.

That being said, this week wasn't the best. When people think of teachers, they usually think of, well, a teacher teaching. But there's also that sad side to teaching. And this week was that week for me.

It started on Monday after school when I received a phone call from the office after the kids left. I was told that one of my students would not be in my class any longer. He would be moving to a new school.

It didn't sink in until the next day. I cried on the way to work. I didn't get to say goodbye. He was just an amazing kid. When I told the kids, they were just as disappointed. He was a friend to everybody. He had the sweetest smile and laugh. I just wish some parents would realize how much teachers love their children.

That wasn't the only experience I had this week. I won't go into detail, but I will say I wanted to take a student home with me.

But the classroom must move on! And it's my job to not only teach, but to create an environment that makes all of my students feel safe and happy.


We learned about rocks this week, which means we needed to make a pet rock. I found this idea  here if you'd like to check it out.
I bought this strawberry plant at the grocery store. One of the best purchases! The kids can totally see the life cycle of a strawberry just by looking at this plant.

This week was Teacher Appreciation Week! I had my English Language Development students write acrostic poems for their teachers. I had a little treat for my team also, but did I take a picture, of course not. And I wrapped them so well!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/May-Writing-Station-2535198
I love Word Walls! They give kids confidence. But what do I love most about my Word Wall? It works well with my fluency passages. So not only are kids reading these words in text, but they are also using them in writing! Perfect!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/May-Fluency-Passages-Differentiated-1826192
Thank you Donor's Choose! I posted a project for some Katie Woo books and my class will be receiving them very soon! After one of my reluctant readers told me she loved these books, I knew I had to get them in my room. She will be so happy!

Happy Friday!
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