1. I'm going to start off with school stuff to help my mind realize I have to wake up early Monday morning... In the month of December I noticed how much more little friends were struggling with identifying b's vs d's- as in, each time I would assess them with running records, they kept making errors on b/d words and would get points off when if they just knew b vs d they would've been doing just fine decoding the words. So, I created and started using activities to help them identify b vs d. I'm looking forward to starting this up again next week as extra practice since i'm guessing they may have forgotten a little bit over break. :) This pack is full of literacy centers that provide students with the chance to practice identifying b's vs d's alone, in words, in sentences, etc! You can check out this B&D Pack here!
Practicing reading b vs d words with our Fluency Strips:
Sorting sentences with b and d words:
Reading and writing in our Letter B and D Books:
Sorting b's and d's:
Sorting b and d words:
Sorting picture cards by b and d:
Matching picture and word cards:
3. Some winter break fun: we got lots of snow here in the Chicago area which meant my hubby and I could pull out our snowshoes! Whew- it sure is a good workout!
4. I actually read one and a half books so far this break! I started the Divergent series and will hopefully finish the 2nd one before this break is officially over! And then we'll see when I finish the 3rd one, but I'm thinking once I sit down with it, i'll move right through it like I have with these other two. These are definitely worth the quick read!
5. Why do breaks also go by so quickly?? I'm so thankful we as teachers have these extended breaks... I certainly enjoyed mine, but as always, would not mind one more day! Hope you all have a great start back to school!