This was my first week back after winter break. Why do the short weeks always seem so long? We spent the week inside while it was raining (Thank goodness! We need it!), reviewing what an "inside voice" is, and testing. Testing, testing, and more testing. I'm done with my DIBELS testing. Now on to DRA's.
Actually, my kids did very well. I don't know about y'all but I am really honest with my kids and we have very frank conversations. I told them I had to test everyone on several tests and that even though I knew it would be hard that if they could work quietly we could get through the tests faster. They helped me come up with a goal of when to finish each test. We decided DIBELS could be done Friday and if I can get through 4 or 5 DRA's each day next week that all of those would be done. I just love this group!
*SHOUT OUT! * We worked on writing with items from Susan Moran's Writing through Winter pack. Click on the picture to head to her Teachers Pay Teachers store.
I was so impressed to see how much of the Phonics Dance hunks and chunks my kids were using in their writing. They were also so kind to each other. Several of my firsties read each others papers and pointed out errors- in a NICE way! "Kate, you have a capital letter at the beginning of the word snow and it's not a proper noun." "Oops, thanks Andy." I was amazed. No one got upset. Everyone helped each other. They really are sweet!
But it was still a LOOOOONG week. So I thought this would be the perfect time for a little Tell Me Something Good. Tell me something good that's going on at school and something good that's going on in your home life.
Something Good from School: One of my first graders broke her arm! Yikes. She's got a cast all the way up past her elbow. Thankfully, the cast in NOT on the hand that she writes with! Hallelujah!
Something Good from Home: We have decided to go to Seattle for Spring Break! It's my happy place!
I would love for you to link up and share some of the positive things going on in your life!