Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Peek at My Week {6-08-14}

It's my last week!!!  Wahoo!!!  Sorry this post is late.  (Thanks to Ana at Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard for the text message and reminder that I hadn't posted this week's linky yet.  I guess that even though there's one week left, my brain has already left the building.  :)  So please link up your plans for the week.  I'm guessing most of you have "home" plans because you are already on break and that is good too!
Being the last week of school, there are a lot of end-of-the-year loose ends to tie up.  We will have our awards assembly, AR goal ice cream party, a talent show and field day.  Thankfully, there is something going on almost every day to help keep us busy.

In the classroom, we will be finishing up our read aloud of this wonderful book.
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Love this book and the beautiful story of August.  I also love how the story end on the last day of school, about the same exact day we will read this part and end our story this year.

We've done quite a few readers theater scripts this year to work on fluency.  This week, I'm going to have the students work in groups and write their own script.  It should be interesting to see what they come up with.

Today, I found this fun pin on Pinterest.  I love this project (anything that incorporates writing and art is awesome!) and will find somewhere to work this into our schedule.  Students write about their year then decorate their hand print and the border.  I think it would make a great memory of our year.
LOVE! Self portrait hand prints - dewestudio lesson Have the students write about their year.  What did they think __grade was going to be like, what was it really like? How have they grown? What new things about themselves did they learn?  Fill the hands with patterns and the background with their writing.
I'm working on making Goodbye Bags for the kids.  I went to Walmart and the dollar store this morning and loaded up on lots of fun things.  When I get it all together, I will post about it.

I was thinking of continuing the A Peek at My Week linky party throughout the summer, linking up to share our fun summertime plans, but I was wondering what you think.  Do you want to see A Peek at My Week continue?  Please leave me your thoughts in a comment below.  (Also, my Thursday linky party, Positive Thinking Thursday, will continue throughout the summer.  Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to do so!)


  1. Yes please! Let's link up in the summer!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  2. Considering that I was checking in all day today to read your post for this week, YES I would love for you to continue with the linky for the summer! It's so fun to see what everyone has planned not just for their classrooms, but in their lives! See you tomorrow for the last week!

    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  3. Have you seen that there is an additional story from R.J. Palacio called The Julian Chapter? We didn't have an opportunity to finish reading it in my class this year. I will start it earlier next year.
    Have a great last week! xox
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. I would love to keep reading and linking up over the summer!
    My ten-year-old daughter read "Wonder" and loved it. I think I need to read it too! :)

  5. Hi Jennifer. I think you should keep the link-up - I'm a regular after all! Plus I LOVE Wonder. My husband even read it after I did, and he loved it just as much. did you read it out loud or silently as a group? Enjoy your last week!

  6. Enjoy your last week of school. I love the art/writing project you found, and I pinned it as well. I really enjoy this link up. Even when I don't have time to post, I enjoy seeing what everyone else is up to.

    Thank you!
    Fit to be Fourth

  7. LOVE the art project. It will be perfect in our reflective writing portfolios. I'm adding it to my school to do list... I still have TWO weeks to go!
    I love this link up... I'd like to see it continue! :)
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans


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