This week, we began writing to inform. When I introduce a new style of writing, I like the entire class to work on writing about the same topic so that we can brainstorm together. Initially, I had trouble coming up with a topic that I knew all of my students knew enough about, but then it hit me - ME! Here we are brainstorming things we know about Ms. Nordland :)
The warmer weather we've been having called for a new, spring-y craft in the hallway. I did a quick TPT search and found this adorable freebie from The Learning Junction. We brainstormed spring adjectives and -ing verbs together, but the kiddos did the rest with their cinquains - I was very impressed!
My "masterpiece" from family art night - one of my favorite nights of the year!
Too cute not to share! This little boy is pretty much obsessed with one of the cuties in my class. Excuse the blurry photo - I had to stealthily run after them to seize this photo op!
Last but not least, I came home yesterday afternoon to a handwritten thank you note in my mailbox from our assistant superintendent. Who knew this could happen?! I was on cloud nine!