Monday, November 19, 2012

Conferences: Conquered & Writing a Paragraph

I have conquered the conferences! I did all of my kids (expect one, who cancelled) and was done by 4. They (for the most part) went very well, and I only have two weirdish ones.

I stayed for about 45 minutes after my last conference, making sure that I have finished all my grading and prepping for tomorrow. (We have an LBD workshop and an RTI workshop). I'm hoping it turns out to be helpful and useful.

Last week, we finished our theme in our reading series early, and I wasn't going to start a new theme for two days and then have the kids forget everything because they had a week off.  So I choose to teach some writing skills instead! (Something I don't get to often enough).

First up: Writing a 4th grade paragraph.

I went over the expectations of the 4th grade sentences (no, I like bikes.) and we discussed how to really expand our sentences.

Then, I introduced the hamburger.

I told them that for every detail they wrote about, they needed to have an explanation or supporting detail to help make their paragraph longer.

Hopefully, this will help them remember. I then had them pick a topic and start writing a 4th grade paragraph about it. After they finished, I had them share. (Something else we need to do more of)

Conference Outfit:

Sweater & Pants: JCPenny
Shirt: Marshall's
Shoes: TJ Maxx

My sweater did come off for the part of the day, but was back on by the end. I did get some compliments on my hair (everyone said it looked cute...just what I want to look like ;). I'll like it better in a few weeks.

Smiles and Sunshine,

1 comment:

  1. I just finished conferences as well. Doesn't it feel good to be done?!?!? Enjoy your Thanksgiving. :) Lattes and Laughter


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