This week, we finished our hallway display for goal setting. Students traced their arms, decorated them with things that are important to them, and then decided on a goal for this year. We call this display "Reaching for Our Goals". The cool part is that all of the 4th and 5th grade hallway participated in this project so all you see when you walk down our hall are our students' colorful arms and their goals. Love it!
Love this one!
This student was in my class last year and she was a lot of fun!
We are getting ready to start Writers' Workshop so we brainstormed expectations for our time. This is what WW should look like, sound like, and feel like if you walk into our classroom during writing time. I love that one of my boys thought that this time should feel like "The Writing Zone". That truly would be wonderful, to be so into your writing that you don't notice anything else going on around you, wouldn't it?
Today, we did a little team building and Saved Fred. That darn Fred keeps falling out of his boat because I know he's been saved by many of you this year already!
I love the sunsets this time of year!
I hope you had a wonderful week! As you begin to look on toward next week, don't forget to come back on Sunday to link up for my weekly Sunday linky party, A Peek at My Week. Share a highlight or two of what you've got planned either at school or at home.
Have a great weekend!