Well my fabulous students just finished their first week of our Words Their Way program. Most of my students did a fantastic job. Their test was comprised of the following: Studied pattern words, New pattern words, and high frequency words. Even on the words they spelled wrong they got the pattern right. That gives me hope that this program might be beneficial and worth the effort. As I start creating word work activities for Daily 5 to go along with WTW I will post them on here so everyone can see.
On another note this week has made me feel like a fabulous, well-appreciated teacher. Our Home and School asked us to fill out wish lists on www.teacherwishlist.com. This is great since as a parochial school teacher I cannot utilize Donor’s Choose. My parents have gotten me almost everything on it! I had some great items such as; beanbag chairs, Flip video camera, printer, clipboards, and twistable crayons. I have never had a class spoil me as much as this group. One of the dads is even building me a custom shelf to house my Daily 5 bins. I can’t wait to see it.
Last but not least… a little pep for tomorrow. My 9 month old finally gets to wear her cheerleader outfit and cheer….
GO PACK GO!