I got up extra early this morning to put together Visual Plans for this upcoming week! I want to make sure that my kiddos get the message loud and clear that we have TONS of work to do this week---they can't mentally be on Thanksgiving Break yet!
In order to access the links to these wonderful packets, you have to click on the pictures to download a pdf, then you will be able to follow the hyperlinks in the pdf...I think..I hope!
I start everyday with a front/back version of Kelley's Morning Work!
My school uses two different reading series: Literacy by Design and Text Talk.
If you know me, you know I am not a program person. I typically despise them. I actually really like both of these series. This week is one of my Text Talk weeks.
I am using Melissa's FANTASTIC writing unit for our Animal Feature Articles. I have always written All About Books with my first graders, but I am loving the transition to articles. I can't wait to share the finished products with you.
I also have a math series, but I get to supplement with my own resources...so of course I do! Stephanie's Thanksgiving packet it just PERFECT for my 2nd graders. I LOVE the reading passages!
When I do Daily 5, my students have choice in every part of it. I do ask that they complete "my" word word first, and then they may go onto any other word work that they like! Bratty of me???
Everything in Daily 5 and Math Workstations for this upcoming week are from Pilgrim Party!
I also thought you might be interested in knowing how I do homework.
I send home a packet on Mondays and it is due back on Fridays. My kids can choose how they practice spelling and choose what they want to read (for 40 minutes total a week), but I also give them about 5 handouts. I view homework as a way to communicate with parents. They need to know what I expect of their children and what better way to get that across then to watch your child do it!