Then, on Tuesday, a great thing happened for me as a teacher...I got to share my sweet class with two of my FAVORITE teachers: my Mother-in-law and Father-in-law. These two spent many years working here in Sarasota County Schools with many many students and families. Now they will be spending time in our classroom from time to time! If the kids tell you "Grandma and Grandpa Nations came to visit"...you'll know who they are talking about. It was a pleasure for me to have them come meet all the young K friends I've been telling them about this year.
We finally started Literacy Centers this week. These centers help us have meaningful activities from which to choose when I'm teaching small reading groups. This week, we practiced moving to, and staying in, our centers. We also practiced using materials the right way and knowing what to do while we are there. We have sixteen literacy centers in our room. Each day, students visit four centers. They will be required to complete one activity in each center group weekly (in the near future). For now, it's all about exploring them and getting to know what's what. Below is our center rotation board.