Thursday, September 29, 2016

Weekly Wrap Up

It's been a great Homecoming Week.  Read more about our week HERE.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Newsletter for the week

Routines are being established and I am so proud of all the great work that the 4th grade crew has done this week.   Read our newsletter to find out the details.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wrapping Up Our First Week

It is hard to believe that our first 6 day rotation is nearly complete.  Great things are happening as we go running through 4th grade.  Check out the newsletter to find out more.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Beginnings are everything!

Today was our first day.  I can honestly say that I never sleep well the night before the first day.  NEVER.   It doesn't matter how prepared I am or how "ready" I feel.  Last night I was up 3 different times to check on different things that crossed my mind.  

Thank goodness for that Jitter Glitter that I had sprinkled under my pillow.  Without that I might have slept even less than 3 hours!

Once the day got going, all was good...maybe I could even say GREAT!
We talked about all the different feelings we might be having before the day.  Then to help us make our "graph", everyone put there post it up to show what feeling they had before school started.

I had play doh waiting on the desks as the students came in.  They had to create something to tell me about their summer.  This was a floating raft to represent time spent swimming and tubing.   You can see more of the creations on our facebook page. 
You should see all the great thoughts:  microphone for all the singing, cow for the cattle that I showed at the fair....Oh so many great creations with just a little jar of play-doh!

We talked about things that take a long time and things that happen quickly.  I told the class how I had been waiting for them to get here followed by You're Finally Here! by Melanie Watt.
These fabulous fourth graders were able to breakout of 8 locks by solving different tasks: 
T - E - A - M - W - O - R - K!
We did cheers to all the possibility of the new year and then we had a little Jitter Juice to celebrate finally feeling less nervous.

By 3:12 when we walked out I think everyone was feeling like the day had been a success.   I am excited for the possibility of the year ahead.   Follow along with us as we go Running Through 4th Grade!