Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Peek at My Week {September 8, 2013}

Hey everybody!  Welcome to another addition of A Peek at My Week!  I'm glad you are here!!  :)
I am excited to say that I had an AWESOME first week of school!  I forgot how absolutely exhausting it is to be back.  (Hence, no blog posts last week...)  I have a really wonderful class this year.  They are very sweet and ready to lucky am I???

Here's what I have on the plan for this week...
This week we are off and running with our learning adventure!  We will begin working on my 12 week Word Parts We Know program to learn 60 prefix, suffix and root words. 
I have used this program for three years now and have seen AMAZING results!  The kids are able to decode unknown words and their fluency and comprehension have soared as a result. 
If you'd like to check out this program for yourself, you can find it in my TpT Store.  I'm even putting it on SALE through Wednesday!!
Last week, my teammate Mickey and I decided that we would switch classes for writing and math.  That means that I am now teaching two sections of writing and she is teaching two sections of math.  How awesome is it that you can teach to your strengths???  Don't get me wrong....I enjoy teaching math, but I LOVE teaching writing.  I'm very excited for this opportunity!
So this week in Writing Workshop we will be setting up our Writer's Notebooks and learning the procedures and expectations. 

I found this cute video to share with my 4th graders.  You shouldn't have to remind them that sentences begin with a capital and end with punctuation, but you know how that goes...

 This week is also the week when Mom's Taxi Service will report back to duty! 
My son starts with Boy Scout meetings and my daughter is getting involved with the Drama Club at school (she's a natural born actress, especially in drama, I tell 'ya!).  The hubby just informed me that he is working several evenings so it looks like it's up to me to get my kiddos where they need to go.  Hopefully, I'll find some time to write some posts and check in with some of you.  :)

I hope you have a wonderful week!  Grab the Peek at My Week logo and link up.


  1. I love the video, and I am planning to show it to my students tomorrow. I just sent the link to my partner teacher. A fun review of the basics never hurts.

    Thank you, and have a great week!

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  2. Thanks for sharing that video. I will need to add that to my plans this week. I think my kiddos will love it.

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  3. I've added "Word Parts We Know" to my wish list. It looks great!! Have a great second week!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  4. LOVE the video! Thanks for sharing! Have an awesome week!

  5. Cute video! Thanks for sharing! So glad to hear you have a wonderful class-such a relief to learn that the first week isn't it??!! Have a great week friend!
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  6. Mom's taxi service is beginning this week in our house too. My little guy has been begging to do gymnastics and it starts on Thursday!


  7. Thanks for the video - I don't know if they can ever have enough review of the basics. I hope that after this week I am organized enough to join this linky :) - I am still in the phase of planning a lesson and taking 2 days to get it done!


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