Whew! I'm still winding down--and it's almost noon, Saturday! What a week! But what fun!
This year, I'm co-teaching with two teachers during literacy block, and I have to say I'm learning as much about kindergarten as the 5 year olds! I also have 4 of my literacy intervention groups on top of co-teaching. I'm hanging on!
Second graders are off to a great start. They are ready to learn. After we covered our expectations, I felt like we had to hit the ground running with W-O-R-K! But they really needed to have a bit of fun.
Sight word bingo and getting-to-know you games are just the best for those first few days. They're rockin' and readin' already.
To all you busy and bustling teachers out there--Have fun, even if it looks like work! Building routines and moving around with hands-on activities seem to work for me. Oh, and tons of praise, praise, and more praise!