Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Working on it Wednesday

Tonight I am linking up with my VERY smart, VERY fun friend Kim Adsit over at Kindergals.

Besides working on getting my rear a little smaller (u-hem... also known as fitness), I have been working on a few other projects.

I completed this bad boy!
 and last night I finished this guy (with a lot of help from my editing friends... THANK YOU!)

This poetry extension has been on my list for a long, LONG time! 

Both units will remain discounted until tomorrow night.

I have also been learning ASL.
I am anticipating getting a child who is hearing impaired in the late fall of next year, so I am doing my best to learn as much as possible.  I will tell you more about him later.  

What have you been working on?


12 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the results of your fitness work! Got my pump box in the mail today! Inspired! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. You are seriously going to love it! I actually look forward to it... wait... WHAT?! Love you!

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  2. I love that you already know about your students! We have no clue of anything until the first day, lucky if we even get a history then. It's so beneficial to have somewhat of a background!

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    1. Ah... that's hard to start your first day off in the dark. I will actually get my class list in a month. We just met on him because of his special needs. AND ... since he is actually coming from another country and I hold the ESL certificate, he will be ALL mine! I am so excited to meet him!

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    2. My sister is profoundly hearing impaired. If you have any questions regarding teaching a student with a hearing impairment, I would be glad to help!

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  3. I love ASL! I took some classes in college and use it in my classroom. It's great to use even if you don't have a hearing impaired friend. Hope it's going well! Scholastic also has a few children's books on sign language you may want to look at for your classroom library. That way you can get all the kids excited about it :)

    Shelby
    First Time Firstie

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    1. Thank you Shelby! I will look into finding some books! GREAT idea!

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  4. I took ASL in college and loved it! For a period of time I considered working for the FL school for the Deaf. Sign language AND ESL huh? This little guy will be quite the learning experience for you!

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  5. I have your writing through the year packs and Deedee's poetry- I know you two are best buds so you are not upset about that :0)- can you tell me why or how I would use or need your writing work stations or these new poetry stations? I don't want so much that I can't fit it in or do it correctly and with purpose. Thanks! Maribeth in Ohio

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    1. Sure Maribeth,

      Deanna and I co-wrote the Writing Through the Years units. These units are used for writer's workshop. That consists of mini-lessons, conventions, mechanics, and genre studies in a writer's workshop format. We do this during my "writing" time.

      My Writing Work Stations are an independent activity that my students do during my guided reading time. Essentially, it is a station or center. This is not my writing workshop activity, although it does make them stronger in writing as a result.

      The poetry units are what I used for shared reading. We also incorporate work study and fluency work during this time because they include work work tasks and emergent readers.

      I hope that helps :)

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    2. * word work... not work work... ha! Sorry for the typo

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  6. That is so great that you are learning ASL! My own children took an interest in learning ASL and have encouraged me to learn a little. My middle son wants to learn ASL in high school for his language study. Best Wishes! Julie Green Apple Lessons

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