We had two snow days last week! Can I get an A-MEN?
So my lesson plans are a little different next week but I am leaving my stations the same. We expect more snow this week and I suspect we will be out again. Brace yourself... this post is LONG!
Anyhow, during these snow days, I have been preparing for this!
I am presenting one day! Yay! and Oy!
Are anyone of you going? If so, do you own pom-poms that you can bring??
Anyhoo... in preparing for this conference I have been scanning writing samples and reviewing video. If you ever start to feel like you know what you *might* be doing... video tape yourself... so humbling!
During the video tapes, I started to REALLY listen in to my language (and the child break dancing in the background). I asked myself, "Am I teaching with precision?" "Am I concise?"
Here is my challenge to you: Take your iPhone out the next time you confer with a student. There is a little voice recorder on it (they have one for Android too). Record a few of your conferences. Listen to it. Where do you need to add precision? Will you let me know if you try it?
After I recovered from my low of seeing my man-hands on video, I remembered this awesome piece and smiled. He has garnered a lot of knowledge on how books work.
Here is another one that made me smile (hmm...I wonder why?)
I assure you the feeling is very mutual my sweet friend!
Speaking of Dojo [you can read my post about it here]... we are using these cute cards as our rewards.
I bought this at the beginning of the year and we LOVE them!!!
|Click of the picture to see these in Laura Martin's store.|
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Here are my lesson plans!
Have a healthy and happy week!
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