Hey there!!!! The big, bad writing test for my 4th graders is DONE!!!!
As one of my sweeties told me today in Math:
"Mrs. Eiken, that's 1/3 of our testing done and 2/3 to go!"
Yep, we are on fractions:)
THANK YOU <3 THANK YOU for all the sweet words of encouragement and kindness that you all left on my blog Sunday and Monday:) I sooooo appreciate it:) You all are so sweet and helped make that day easier!
My kiddos absolutely LOVED their little bag of stars and the letter that I had written them:)
Well, if you know me at all, you know that having my room in "test mode" was killingggg me!!!!!
I dislike "test mode" classroom VERY much....no fun, blank boring walls and b. boards to stare at, no fun Ladybug's Alphabet, desks EVERYWHERE, no fun anchor charts, just dull, dreary, SAD!
So, you have to know we weren't an hour done testing and I was in high gear to find our normal again:) Moving and shaking, gluing and pinning during lunch and my planning:)
Here's how we are looking now:
This is our 7 Habits wall:)
Here's my teacher area/guided reading/mess right now:)
Part of our library:) Some anchor charts back:)
More library and a cozy chair for read to self:)
My writing area (vocabulators, paper, story bubbles, story starters, shared writing journals)
You can read more about this table HERE (but note the giveaway is over...that was for a while ago)
From the front of the classroom. We are back in groups and I shifted a few things.
LOVE our book recommendation tree:) Inspired by Molly at Lessons with Laughter:) Behind that is our math workshop area and Daily 5 rotations wall.
More books for our library:) LOVE this area. This is where my precious volunteer comes once a week and runs another reading group. Love those days! The kiddos get in tons of reading on those days!
The carpet (you can only see part) is where my kiddos come every morning for our morning math meeting. I use the dry erase board and put up different problems every morning:) It has really helped with their Math! The inspiration came from Stephanie at Teaching in Room 6 and her calendar math! It truly has changed my kids world and the way I teach!
I have a few finishing touches to put up but at least we are cozy and back in groups again!!
Now we have a field trip Friday and Monday to look forward to. A fun reward after the big test!
Happy hump day!!!