Thursday, April 4, 2013

Currently APRIL!

Oh Farley - your currently is too much fun. It is nice to have a little reflection every month - or forward thinking as it may be.

But anyhoooo
Oh' boy fourth grade

Hey Mum - can I have an Easter egg for desert? Sure as long as you eat your dinner. But I'm full!...*sigh*

The holidays need to get here - NOW! Kinder Term 1 has been a little draining.

Our literacy/oral language groups will evolved into guided reading groups next term and I am looking at a huge focus on sight words and word families etc. Any tips definitely appreciated!

I have ordered dice in dice, a pocket chart, differentiated instruction cubes (dice with pockets) and write and wipe pockets and it is all on the way to me in Australia! Can't wait!

Bath = hard work. No bath =  stinky kids. Hmmmmmm

My advice is to myself. Things will happen. Don't let it get to you. Suck it up princess :)


  1. I'm also wanting to focus on sight words a bit more next term! I'm sending home some little sight word books for the parents to work on at home with their kiddies. I can email you the file if you like so you can take a look? Last year I sent home the entire list in one go and I think it was a bit overwhelming. I figured if the kids just have one little list to work from, they will know they are on the 'golden' list and be able to work on that at school and at home.

    Last year we made little word family houses where we wrote the word family on the roof and drew pictures and words in the house. This year I've made some little booklets to use with the kiddies so they all have their own rather than one big class house.

    Hope that helps!

    Lifelong Learners in Prep

    1. Great ideas Casey :) Thanks so much. We do our sight words in 'lists' too but lots of the kiddies are struggling to get the first list out of the way - it has words such as - a , I, in, is, it, the

    2. When my children first started school their sight words cam home individually in a little ziploc bag. We practiced every night and when they got them all their teacher simply added more to the bag, after a while there were enough words in there for them to make sentences with so that became our game.

  2. Hey Brooke, I hear you about the holidays! Are you using PM readers for guided reading? I would highly recommend them, start most of them on the first book then move the groups up or consolidate as they need. The PM's are great because they have a huge focus on sight words in the early readers. Do you have to do L3 as well? My take on L3 is that it is a lot like Daily 5 so maybe have a little look at Daily 5 for some ideas as well.
    Good luck! Let me know if I can help out in anyway
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

  3. haha...I love your advice! :) I'm glad to hear that someone else anxiously awaits packages they ordered online. I am terrible about tracking the package every hour or so. :)

    ~Mrs. K. from The Teacher Garden Blog

  4. Enjoy every second of your break! I have just a few days left of mine and it's gone by entirely too fast. But, I will take your "suck it up princess" advice and remind myself that after this, we only have about 10 weeks left until the year is over. Honestly, I have a great group of students, so while I am enjoying having time off, and I do want summer to arrive soon, I hate the idea of my current group of students ever leaving, so I am not in a great rush for this year to end.

    Enjoy your dice in dice! I use mine all the time!

    -Mrs. O atMrs O Knows