I was just sitting here realizing it's Tuesday! I have taken a little break from blogging but revisited my own today to put together some "word work" info for some visiting teachers tomorrow. I always love dialoguing with other teachers, especially eager one's. It sounds like the kindergarten teachers visiting tomorrow are eager to try some new things. So, here I am, on my computer, listening to some tunes, making plans and writing a little slice.
I have started talking more with my colleagues about some of my new writing ventures. Planning with other teachers is usually so validating and revs up my motivation. I started booklets in December and haven't looked back at the draft books (journals)...no more wavering. I am happy with my decision, still not positive I won't have to pull them out to appease others, but I am okay with that too. My students are writing books, they are smiling, I heard "the buzz" in the room today and felt fulfilled.
Word work is continuing to go well. I started a review of vowels this week and I am seeing so many more medial sounds in my students writing, I love it when they take a chance.
We did three days straight in our drawing and writing notebooks to work through some drawing lessons last week. I see students taking a lot of pride in their work, they are always so surprised by what they can really do! "I can draw a person," is heard frequently.
The new year is a welcomed new beginning and I am chugging along happily! I hope your new year has been a happy beginning too.
thanks for visiting :)