So excited to join Saturday Celebrations with Ruth Ayres!
It is fun to live my week thinking about what I will celebrate on Saturday!
Posting a bit late this week, but I continue to discover that paying attention means I find much to celebrate each week.
One - My students finished their first trimester, and I finished posting grades and comments on Friday. Woo Hoo!
Two - We didn't get a snow day this past week, but my snowman collection is out for the winter. My good friend Shelly offered her creative eye and wonderful flair for decorating on the eve of her own travel. I'm always happy that my snowmen/women continue to brighten the dark days of winter long after the Christmas decorations are put away and stashed for next year. We also put up the Christmas tin collection in the kitchen. My husband threatens to streamline my stash of tins, but I love each and every one of them.
Three - My students started a WebQuest for Social Studies on Thursday. It was great fun to see their collaboration and engagement as they began 2nd trimester and this project with a new shoulder partner.
Four - We had our first WOW (word of the week) party this last week during lunch. When students find one of our words in outside reading, they post the example to our discussion thread, and join me for lunch, a game of Catch Phrase and cookie bars. We had some lively phrases flying around the room as we worked to elicit the exact phrase from our teammates before the beeper stopped! If you've never played Catch Phrase, it's a great game for all ages.
Five - If our cold weather continues, I'll read a favorite picture book, Winter is the Warmest Season. Even though winter doesn't officially arrive until we're out for winter break, I've discovered that sometimes our coldest weather arrives in early December. You've got to celebrate cold weather when it's here!