Oh, my little blog, how I've neglected you lately! Seriously, I really do feel bad about this, but every teacher out there understands how crazy the end of the year can be! I've been 100% consumed with DRA testing, Reading Benchmarks, AIMS Web, etc. etc. etc.! Out of 43 kiddos, I have 2 more little guys to complete the final DRA testing with on Tuesday, and then I'm done! PTL... it was a LONG week trying to tame my class while finishing those levels!
These little Reading Booklets were literally my saving grace last week. Each day my students chose a book from the classroom library and completely 2 of their booklet pages. Most definitely helped give my DRA kit and me some alone time ;) AND, they truly looked forward to reading/reflecting each day. I'd say that's a WIN/WIN situation... students stayed engaged (and quiet I might add) while I completed testing!
After school each day, I've just been downright exhausted. But, who has time to be exhausted when you have a 3-year old that is ready to conquer the world everyday after school, ha?!
Since we had a day off yesterday, I was definitely saying "Peace Out" on Thursday afternoon! This girl needed a 4-day weekend!
After saying Peace Out and being so exhausted, you'd think my mind would be FAR from my classroom, right?! Well, because I literally just like to make more work for myself I decided that I would give my classroom a little facelift. So, off to Hobby Lobby I went in search of a new color scheme and material! Here's the fun patterns I snagged!
During these last 2 weeks of school I'll spend my extra time changing out my bulletin boards so that I can get that done before summer! Thankfully I can leave my walls pretty much in tact each year :) I'm also looking to revamp my classroom library with some clear book bins. I'm having a hard time making the plunge, but I *may* just click the purchase button for these guys today!
So, that's where I'm at... somewhere between exhaustion and giving my classroom an overhaul :)
In the meantime, I am spending every extra moment with my little sweetie! Oh, and today I am super excited that Joelle and I get to have a lunch date with Michelle Hudgeons from Smitten with First!
She's seriously a girl after my own heart... makes the cutest little craftivities that are always meaningful! Here's some of my favorites from her blog!