I plan to take this week to introduce math games. I really want to use the Guided Math approach after reading Laney Sammons' book this summer, but I've been struggling with doing that while using the EngageNY curriculum. With the addition of my 4 new friends, I thought this would be a great time to introduce some multiplication games so I can better implement Guided Math in the future.
We're also using the EngageNY language arts curriculum. This week we'll be reviewing close reading and answering text-dependent questions.
I spend an hour in the morning using the EngageNY curriculum, but I also want my kids to be reading just right books that interest them, so I also do reader's workshop in the afternoon. This week we're focusing on genre.
We're beginning the year with informational writing, so I'm tying it into our social studies curriculum. I will be using Nancy Fetzer to help my kiddos become better writers. I love that there are hand motions to help with the structure of writing as well as a variety of ways to front load information if needed (which my kiddos do).
We're going to be looking at the physical features of California's geography. We'll be making a lapbook for this unit and I can't wait to share it when we're done!
This is the earliest I've ever started school and can't believe that September is here! That means it's time for Currently!
Lifetime movies always get me over the weekend. There's usually a theme and all the movies are either good or really bad that you have to watch! Loving that my baby is a kindergartner and is so happy. Here she is on the first day of school last week:
I love living in southern California, but I'm over sweating all the time...it ain't pretty! I'm looking forward to crisp, cool (not cold!) fall weather! Finally, for my 3 trips, I'd love to go to Paris...such a romantic city, the Bahamas...everyone says it's so beautiful and so much fun, and any cruise! Maybe one day I'll take a cruise to the Bahamas and get these 2 bucket list items checked off!
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