Friday, January 22, 2016

100th Day of School

Today I challenged my students to read 100 books AND take the AR tests. They thought I was crazy. After about 30 minutes I posted that we had taken 33 tests. They were so excited. I have never seen them so excited to meet a goal. (They didn't even realize they were reading and building their vocabulary). 

They did it! They read 115 books today and took 115 AR tests!

It was awesome sending the parents this message on Class Dojo!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Currently January 2016

Linking up with Farley for this currently post!

How adorable is this currently post? I'm loving this silver and gold we have going on.  :)

Listening: I got back into About a Boy since I was home sick last week. I love this show. It's hilarious and I now find myself talking in a British accent, thanks to Toni Collette. 

Loving: UMM.... what teacher doesn't love pens? I thought nothing could top my Flair pens, but goodness gracious! These bad boys are my absolute favorite. I haven't mustered up the courage to take them to work yet, I don't want them lost or stolen! 

Thinking: I have always thought there was too much testing, but tonight while grading writing assessments from December I wanted to cry. 

Wanting: it spring break yet? 

Needing: Doc said I was on the verge of laryngitis.... 

One little word: listen. I'm focusing on just listening to my kids talk. Even if it's about some weird story about why they must take home their leftover celery for their pet guinea pig. 

Happy almost Tuesday friends!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Year's Resolutions

On our first day back we created three resolutions for the rest of the school year. I allowed the students to pick out their index card color. After they wrote their three resolutions I collected and taped it to their desk. I wanted this to be a constant reminder for them. 

This is mine. I'll be honest doing reading groups every day is going to be a huge challenge for me. But I'm going to try!

"Do not make Ms. Vaughn mad." HA! 

Mastering Math Facts is a huge goal for my class!

Love this!

How awesome is this kid!

Happy New Year to you and your class!