I really miss being in the classroom this year because "tutoring" reminds me of how cute "little people" are. Most of them are pretty used to seeing me around now, and a few of them are excited when they visit my "teaching nook." I have been enjoying my little "intervention" position so much! Here are a few of my favorite activities.
Place Value snowmen. . .these are half way finished. I only see the kiddos for 15-20 minutes at a time so by the time we review a concept and complete small group activities or practice, there is just a little bit of time for independent practice. We'll finish these next week. The students will get to cut them out, decorate, add a background, and make them a little more fancy.
I used this book with a guided writing group. The students were in first grade. I only read the first four pages of the book. I explained why. . .the time factor. I promised that we would finish reading it later. The purpose of this book was just to get their minds thinking and help them to visualize what life is like inside a snow globe. They loved this book...well, the part they heard!
After we reviewed what a "first grade" sentence looks like (capitals, spacing, spelling-word wall words, punctuation. . . ), I told the students to focus on one sentence.
I am hoping to share some more of the activities that I have done with students because most of them can be used in a whole group setting, with a small group, or for one on one intervention. The thing that I miss most about having my own classroom is all of my teaching tools and resources. I have a little cart of tools that I take to school with some very basic supplies, but there are many times I think to myself, "I wish I had this. . .or that. . .or those. . ."
Today was 50's day for the boys. They were raring to go this morning! They're eating hamburgers and coke floats for lunch. . .yum!
Christian was saying "Rock and Roll!"
Have I ever told you guys that I LOVE holidays, celebrations, parties, and anything that has to do with decorating?!?! Well. . .if I could have another job besides being a mommy/teacher. . .interior design would probably be very close to the top of the list! I have already started "Valentining" the house!
There are "yummies" out everywhere!
I need to add ribbon to the jars, and this project will be finished up! This project was so fun and cheap! I love using these molding pieces from Home Depot.
Most of the pictures that are out right now are black and white which is perfect for the black/white/red color scheme.
Here's my big guy. . . 8 months old! Can't believe how fast he's grown!
Remember my goal about reading 25 books this year? 2 down. . .23 to go! Here's my next one. . .I know, it's hilarious! I found it at a little botique, and it was full price (almost 30 bucks), but amazon and B&N had it for less than half that price!