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Procedures & Routines, Repeat....

I feel like I've been stuck in a perpetual wormhole, where we are repeating days over and over again, with no end in sight! Aaaaiiiiieeeee!!! I can't wait until we get past this stage, although I know how important it is. I made a promise to myself that I would model, model, model & model some more, until I feel as if I can't model anymore!! Then I will continue to model anyway! 

I think that it is so important that we remember that, because when we have so many requirements piled on top of us, it can be easy to just move onto a form of independence for students. 

........And  then..............things fall a part!!!!

So, for that very reason, I'm going to model, model, and then model some more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, besides that, we have participated in some actual learning! Here is a quick photo dump of things that we have been working on in Kindergarten!

You have no idea how this has made my life so much easier! 
Whoever posted this on Pinterest has my gratitude!

I finally started The Daily Five! Whoo-hoo!! We are working on building our stamina for Read to Self. 
We can read to ourselves quietly for a minute! The following pictures document our Daily Five journey. 

We will discuss the 3rd way to read a book this week!

Student behaviors during read to self. Yes, we're going EXTREMELY slow on this part!

We also started taking a look at our writing journal. The first thing that we did was do journal swag!!! They absolutely loved it, and I think that it made them very excited about writing (even if they have no idea what it truly means just yet, I'm glad the enthusiasm was there!)

My school is focusing on being a bucket filler school, and this is what I got from our lovely counselors on Friday! My very own bucket and they filled it with great things!!

Needless to say, they filled my bucket!!!

So, how has your days as an educator been?


  1. I hadn't seen that poster about coloring in the lines! That is so becoming a morning lesson tomorrow!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  2. Love the poster of coloring- it does make sense-- You are right about feeling like you are in a wormhole- it is important I am sure you are doing a terrific job. Hang in there- They soon will learn the routines-
    Regards from Western Canada,

  3. I saw your read to self poster and I just had to stop by and say hi! I have been using the D5 for 3 years now and absolutely love it! Please stop by anytime for a D5 VISIT!

    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  4. I love your stamina graph on the interactive board! Great idea!

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten


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