It's Monday and my to grade pile is looming at a good three inches high. We had our first unit test for reading last week and well at 8 pages per test and close to eighty exams to grade...I'm happily procrastinating with blogging :)
Here are some updated anchor charts from my classroom:
Our writing ideas poster:
This goes along with Being a Writer. My students are absolutely loving writing time. There is so much freedom during the first unit and my students are feeling like real writers.
Here is our finalized verbs chart:
They're still working on linking verbs but have a good grasp on helping verbs!
Here is another chart for our small group reading notebooks:
It's helpful to have one place to remind students of my expectations for them.
Lastly, I decided to show some collegiate love for my undergraduate alma mater, Arizona State University:
(yes, there's also a Deathly Hallows icon in the window).
Our school is rather close to UNLV, where I earned my masters, so there is a lot of hype surrounding the Rebels. To balance this out, I wanted to have some ASU love too :)