Friday, September 18, 2015

Five for Friday

Hi Peeps!

It's been a crazy few weeks, and while lots of learning has been going on, not a lot of picture taking as been going on!

It's nuts at how busy my class is keeping me-I often forget how far we come in a school year.

So, here is an update of what we've been working on - mostly anchor chart style. :)

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First and foremast, the most important thing that has happened...

Look at that beautiful gloriousessness! It's so pretty. It's so organized. I'm in love. :)

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We've been spending some time talking about perseverance and how mistakes are okay.We've also been talking about how everyone is smart, but just in different ways. To go along with that, I recreated a chart I found on Pinterest.

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We've also been learning about different ways to get along, and how we can start solving some of our own problems.

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We've been focusing on sentences and meaning in writing.

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Now for the biggie!

We've been spending a lot of time learning alllllll about reader responses and how to do them (as well as practicing them!). {Here are the posts I did last year, which is guiding my instruction this year. Post 1, Post 2}

We've just started learning about character traits, and have already learned about plot and setting.

We've covered a lot! We also been working on math-not to worry about that! We're almost done chapter 1, and will be starting chapter 2 soon.

Here's to the busyness of the beginning of the year starting to slow down soon!

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. Anchor charts galore! I sometimes dread making them (My handwriting! Ew!(, but they are so useful! Happy Friday!
    Applelight Moments by Stephanie

  2. I love seeing real anchor charts so thank you for sharing! Your shelf looks so organized and fun. Have a great weekend!
    Stories by Storie

  3. Love your anchor charts! I can definitely use the conflict resolution one.

  4. #2 is SO important! A growth mindset is crucial for both kids and grown-ups!

    Years That Ask Questions

  5. Love your anchor charts. I may steal some. :)

    My Bright Blue House

  6. I'm so glad I discovered your blog! I know what you mean about forgetting how far they come during the year. Right now, I feel like we aren't getting anywhere! I know that isn't true, but I'm still comparing them to the my end-of-third-graders from last year. I haven't had time to take many photos, either. My class is delightful and VERY hands-on right now. I'm in New England also, so we're practically neighbors. Have a great weekend.
    Laughter and Consistency


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