Five for Friday time!!
I have a lot of comfy places for them to sit around the room: bean bags, pillows, beach chairs, rolling chairs, and a rocking chair.
I let them sit in my author's chair, too. I bought 2 small stools this summer at IKEA and some choose those.
We had Open House the first week of school. I used my Beautiful Bookmark idea which is a freebie HERE on TpT. It's so simple to do and the kids just love it! They were thrilled to see what their parents created for them.
Even though I don't use the reading series adopted by our county, I was SUPER excited to get these mentor texts!! I also received 4 class sets of books to use. I teach skill and strategies from mentor texts and my students practice in their own "just right" books. There are some fantastic books in this collection that are really going to enhance my library collection.
If your district is like mine when you adopt a new text book the old ones are packed up and shipped off to the book depository or some other place that stores old books and school furniture. I decided to put some of my old books to better use. I saved a bunch of science and social studies text books and I let the kids cut them up and use the pictures to decorate their notebooks. This year I decided to use one notebook for both subjects. The front is science and the flip side is for social studies. The kids loved the idea of cutting up textbooks and they found some neat pictures, too!
Our year is off to a great start! I'm so happy with the progress they have made so far. I know that I do have to work on problem solving with them. They seem to be a bit on the helpless side when it comes to some basic tasks. How has your year been so far??