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Wow!  What a busy week!  It was a short week, but we were just working away learning all we could in the time we had.  I squeezed in a long informative meeting even!

We are working, working so hard in my K groups on learning our names.  For whatever reason, it seems the letters are having trouble sticking, but we ARE making progress!  Yay for that!!  We will still be building and writing our names most days this coming week because we are not ready yet to move on.  My ABC chart gets a work out every day as we read that thing ALL the time.  I keep them in plastic sleeves to protect them from the little fingers that run across them all day long.  

We will be using the name poem Birds in a Tree. It is a freebie!  If you missed my post last week, click here to pick it up!

My classes are still on making connections between texts, so we are continuing with the theme of respect- which is also our character word for the month.  I like to do a read aloud on Tuesdays to introduce or review my comprehension skill .  That is why I have Farmer Duck in the plans for several grades.  If you have not read that book, it is a GREAT one!

Second and Third Grades are moving along too.  We need to do some review over our short vowels though.  I hope we can spend a couple weeks on that and then move on quickly to a silent e long vowel review.  It is a constant push to keep moving forward with our skills!

Last week, due partly to the meeting, my third graders didn't get through everything I had planned.  So I had to move it to this week.  Teachers have to be flexible if nothing else, don't we?  I hate not to stay on schedule, but life happens.  

Click the pictures to download the plans or to access the links to the resources.

Be sure and link up with Mrs. Wills for her Peek at my Week Linky! 

RtI is starting soon for us.  I will switch over to posting RtI plans.  Does your school start RtI soon or have you already begun?

Happy Sunday!


  1. I love The Recess Queen and The Duck Farmer! Do you use LLI? Your ABC chart looks familiar ;)

    Literacy Without Worksheets

  2. It's obvious that your little ones are in the best of hands!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. We read The Recess Queen last week and my kids were appalled at Jean...they were way serious. More so than any class I've ever had. I told them I love the book and one little girl said, "Why!? She is so mean!" Haha :) Have a great week!
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

  4. Love getting a peek at your week! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  5. I love seeing this! Except it makes me feel like I should get myself as organized as you are!
    Love all those books you chose.
    : )
    Whimsy Workshop Teaching

  6. Bridget, I don't use LLI, but the ABC chart is by Fountas and Pinnell which is why it looks familiar to you. :)

  7. Tammy, you give such great compliments!! Thank you for your trust!

  8. That is too cute, Elizabeth, about your students being so upset about Mean Jean!! Love it!

  9. Thank you, Mrs. Leeby!! So glad you stopped by to visit!

  10. Thank you, Susanna!! With as many students that come in and out of my door, I have to be at least a bit organized or we would be a complete disaster! :)

  11. I like your selection of books. I'm having to move very slowly with names too. Their pencil grips are interesting also and need correcting. Great plans.

  12. Thank you Sandy! I have heard from quite a few teachers that some students are moving more slowly this year with the letters of their name. Hope it all begins to stick soon! :)


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