Of course, every day I learn something new that I have to do - I am trying my best to keep up with it all.
I left school around 5:00 each day (keeping up with my goal! woohoo!) but I spent quite a few hours yesterday afternoon and today working on school stuff.
However, a lot of it is creating rubrics, setting up the reading response letter system, laminating vocab cards for the year...so I am thinking that it won't always be like this :) right? right.
Here are a few activities students completed this past week:
(Intsa-goal, Twitter Student Profile, and Reading/Writing Survey)
The first unit is all about plot, setting, and character. We will start our first whole-group short story (Seventh Grade by Gary Soto) and start diving into elements of plot.
One of my goals this weekend was to get a candy jar...I saw a few other Middle School teachers in my building had one, so I knew I needed one too :)
Starbursts - $4.00
Jar -$3.00 (at Marshall's!)
Bribing students with candy...priceless.
Really though, my plan for this is as an extra reward for students who have gone above and beyond. This week, I am offering a starburst to anyone who finds the latin root "lect" in a new word that we haven't discussed.
I am linking up with The Teaching Trio for this short and sweet (love this idea!) Sunday link-up.
Have a wonderful week!