I am so excited that it is a short week this week! Not so excited that it is the end of our trimester and we are finished with our second trimester on Friday! That not only means that I have to make sure that I am on my students all week for all missing work, that also means I try to have everything graded by Wednesday so they have two days of me reminding them they need to turn things in!!
On top of that, then I also have to write report card comments, and behavior this next weekend! My goal is to start working on report card comments now so that way I don't have to worry about it next weekend. The hubby and I are going away for the weekend, and I really don't want to work on anything while we are there. Maybe in the car, but for sure not while we are there!!
Anyone have any awesome tips for report card comments? Currently I have a word document with comments saved in it, and I just reference that, but I feel as if I say the same thing, over and over again!
I am linking up with Deedee over at Mrs. Wills Kindergarten for a peek at my week! Make sure you go check out all of the awesome things that others are doing this week! Deedee figured out how to make her plans an HTML map too, so I hope to be able to do that too!! It is AWESOME!!
This week we are going to continue our look into the Olympics in reading! We didn't get as far as I thought we would last week, which is totally fine with me!! Then next week we'll dive into President's Day activities! My kids are loving the Magic Treehouse book! I have never read one, and lots of my students have read them, but only a few have previously read this specific one!
We worked hard on brainstorming last week for our gold student writing, and will be finishing up our final drafts this week! I can't wait to get them hanging around our room. If you are still looking for a fun writing activity to go with the Olympics, make sure you check out Kelly Dolling's awesome pack!! My kids are loving reading about Russia and the Olympics thanks to her mini books too!
I can't wait to see all of the awesome work that my students do this week with Schroeder's Shenanigan's in 2nd too! These are printed, laminated and ready to go for some fun word work this week!!
In math we are going to work on area and perimeter really hard this week. I have a packet they are going to work on, so we can stay away from our book. I don't think my textbook gives them enough time to practice this concept. We are also going to spend the week reviewing our multiplication. Our first multiplication facts are going to be due on Friday! I hope that they do well!
I was so excited to grab a copy of The Blessed Teacher's new math centers! My kids are going to love working on their multiplication and fractions while they are practicing in these centers on Wednesday and Thursday! Lucky Little Learners made this awesome pack where students are able to decode different messages too! I printed them all, and am laminating them so that way the students can just write on the sheets. Then I am going to have them create their own messages too!! I'm excited about the fractions practice my students will get with coloring hearts from Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher too!! There are some great writing activities in her packet too!
On Friday we will also play with some conversation hearts!! I created an activity a few years ago for them to do with their box of hearts. Now I just have to update it, and get it TPT ready!