This week, we were SCPASS Review CRAZY! Our statewide standardized test starts next week and we were all busy, busy, busy making sure students are ready (they are). Here’s what we did:
*I did a PASS reference resources review for pretty much all of 4th and 5th grade. We go over the resources (encyclopedia, dictionary, almanac, etc.) and then go on a QR code scavenger hunt in the library to answer questions about the resources. I think it helps students make sure they know the difference between each resource and makes it fresh in their brains.
*The Technology Integration Specialist and I continued to help 2nd grade with animal research.
*The Technology Integration Specialist and I helped another 3rd grade class create habitat Face Talkers (I wrote about this last week).
*I started an Ocean unit with my Kindergarten classes. This week, I read One is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab by April Pulley Sayre. I love this book! It’s a fun read aloud and a great math book…especially for Kindergarten, since counting to 100 is a BIG deal for them! Fun fact about Sayre is that she was the very first author visit we had at my school. She is an excellent non-fiction writer for kids and if you are ever looking for a good author visit…check her out! After my read aloud, we explored shells I had brought from the beach, checked out books, and visited centers. The centers this time are PebbleGo Animals (learn about any animal that lives in the ocean); number sorts (put numbers in order to 120, sort even and odd numbers); and a sight word find. I got the number sorts and sight word find from this blog.
*5th grade Media Technology students continued coding using Code.org
That’s about it! How was your week?