So here goes, my Five For Friday on Sunday. You can link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to do the same.
1. Tuesday is Swim and Read Day at school. On Thursday I got my classroom ready for when my students return on Tuesday. They will be reading stories or poems in our pool throughout the day.
2. I purchased a cute necklace from Sassy Steals. It was 1/2 price and I was not intending on purchasing it, but my 9 year old was sitting next to me by the computer and saw it. He said I had to have it because that's what I always say to him and his brother when they go to bed at night. You can still get it here...Love-you-to-the-moon-back necklace.
3. Track and Field was cancelled again for our first graders! We are going to try again this week on Thursday, but the weather forecast isn't looking very promising. Crossing our fingers. My son was fortunate enough to have his in one of the days that I couldn't see it because we were at the zoo. Here he is taking first place in the 100 M dash. My hubby said no one else was even near him. It was a proud moment for me even though I wasn't there to see it.
4. Author's Tea is this week and we have been busy getting ready. It's a red carpet theme, so our room will look like Hollywood.
We have red curtains hanging.
And lots of things hanging from the ceilings...it's taken awhile but we are getting there.
5. These past few weeks I have been frantically looking through everything I have collected from my students all year. I always hope that I taught all my standards well enough so that my students are well prepared for 2nd grade. This weekend I made a checklist for next year. Every page has a common core standard for math or reading on it. Underneath the standard is a place for me to record all the activities that I taught throughout the year to cover the standards. I am hoping that this will help me stay organized and not have to doubt myself at the end of the year next year. I also did one for kindergarten and am working on other grade levels too.
You can find them here. Common-Core-Standards-Record-of-Activities-Taught-First-Grade-708647
I also added a freebie...Cards-for-End-of-the-Year-and-Beginning-of-the-Year.
You can print them off, cut them in half, fold them and write a message to your kiddos inside them. I am going to make a bunch of them for the school year. I want to get better and sending my kids mail throughout the school year.
I hope you are having a great Memorial Day Weekend. I am preparing myself for hearing this over and over during the next 6 days as I finish the school year. :)