A Year of Awesome - Week 2

Happy Weekend! Week #2 is now over, and finally things are beginning to settle. Routines have been established, expectations reviewed, and units of learning begun. I'm reflecting on some of the best moments of my week, and hope that you'll link up at the end of this post with some of your own AWESOME moments.
Check out how The Daily 5 is coming along in Mrs. Beattie's Classroom.

Check out how The Daily 5 is coming along in Mrs. Beattie's Classroom.
Today was the day our Read to Self time started to feel like it would progress. We had a little dip last week, but I think all my boys (Did I mention I have 15 and only 5 girls?!) were still taking in all of the wonderful things around them and weren't quite ready to get down to work. ;) Today we hit 4 minutes of stamina building, and I'm optimistic that the number will climb quickly. AWESOME!
Check out how The Daily 5 is coming along in Mrs. Beattie's Classroom.
Check out how The Daily 5 is coming along in Mrs. Beattie's Classroom.
 Check out how The Daily 5 is coming along in Mrs. Beattie's Classroom.
Check out how The Daily 5 is coming along in Mrs. Beattie's Classroom.
Today we finally worked our way through the entire calendar math package in my Interactive Calendar Math for the SMART Board package. This is something I used last year as well, and just loved it. With daily practice working with place value, patterning, calendar and representing numbers I saw such growth and mastery in my students. I have two boys in my class this year who were with me last year and even after the summer break they STILL remember the skills!! AWESOME!
Check out how The Daily 5 is coming along in Mrs. Beattie's Classroom.

Check out how The Daily 5 is coming along in Mrs. Beattie's Classroom.
After another dip in our Read to Self stamina yesterday, we hit 5 whole minutes!! Maybe it was the great new posters on the wall that we could refer to... ;)
Check out how The Daily 5 is coming along in Mrs. Beattie's Classroom.
It was so AWESOME that we did a happy dance. Really, we did! (Unfortunately, I am no longer able to offer these posters as freebies since The 2 Sisters has changed their position on this and I am not willing to infringe on their copyright. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding!)

Check out how The Daily 5 is coming along in Mrs. Beattie's Classroom.
Today I was surprised by a visit from one of last-year's students and her parents at the end of the day. They stopped in to say hello and share some photos from a very special family event from this summer. Knowing that I was still thought of and important to this family really touched me. That's what teaching is about for me. That's AWESOME!

Check out how The Daily 5 is coming along in Mrs. Beattie's Classroom.
Sometimes it's the little things. The end of our first 5-day week has arrived and I'm still on my feet. We had a fire drill today and my little ones did beautifully! Book orders were due and enough came in to earn me a nice little bunch of Bonus Bucks for some new books for the classroom! AWESOME!

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Check out how The Daily 5 is coming along in Mrs. Beattie's Classroom.

6 comments

  1. Woohoo on the stamina! That is quite the task! We too are working on building our stamina day after day and slowly getting there!!! It is pretty exciting when you do finally get it! Thank you so much for those freebies! I love how cute and colorful they are-I will be printing them off to use with my class for next week! :)

    Amanda
    Learning to the Core

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! So glad you can use them! You'll have to come back and link up to celebrate your own stamina building! The linky is open all week, and a new one starts each Saturday! :)

      Erin

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  2. Thank you so much for those posters! Just what I was looking for! :D

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    1. You're welcome, Jennifer! Glad you can use them! :)

      ~Erin

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  3. Are these posters still available somewhere? They are perfect for my room, but I can't find them.

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    1. Hi Meghan!

      I'm so sorry for the inconvenience, but the posters are no longer available. The 2 Sisters, owners of The Daily 5 resources, have changed their position on the free sharing of resources based on their program (even freebies), so sharing would put me in a position of violating their copyright, which I'm not willing to do.

      Thanks for visiting!
      Erin

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