I think if I had to go back to the classroom, I would go back to first grade. I thought my heart was with the older kids, but I realize how much I LOVE first grade! It is so fun to watch them grow as readers. My lowest group is extra close to my heart. I have seen them grow leaps and bounds!
We have been using a lot of the sight word readers from Hubbard's Cupboard. They are great because they come with the picture cards to go with the books. Throughout the week, we read the book and do many different activities with the sight words. At the beginning of the year, these kids could NOT even track print. Now, they have mastered my favorite activity: Match the sentences to the pictures. Here is a picture of what we do.
As I look back on this year, I know that I will take this one step further and fill in the blanks. But this job is new to me, and I am still learning a lot!
I ordered my new camera yesterday from Staples, where I was able to use my gift cards. I went for the red one this time! Now I need to get a case to protect the booger! Here is a picture of my new camera that I am patiently waiting for!
I love this camera because it takes really fast pictures and gets really close! Does anyone have any suggestions for a good case that will be easy to carry? I had considered a really big titanium suitcase, but I think that is impractical! Any suggestions would be great!
Until next time!