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Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Leader In Me: Peek at My Week Family Style

Have you heard of the 7 Habits book? Megan’s new school is a “Leader in Me School”. Each year they pick one of the habits to be their focus. This year they picked Habit #2: Begin with the end in mind. We did this goal setting activity with the kids. There is a link to the reproducible and pattern in the post.
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Here’s what we did:
Day 1: What is a goal? What would I like to see happen by the end of 2nd grade? The kids made a list of possible goals.
Day 2: How can you make it happen? The kids each picked one of their goals. Then, they had to think of three things they could do to make it happen.
Day 3: We made the craftivity to hold our goals.
Scroll to the bottom to snag the reproducible and the head pattern as a FREE download.
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Now, back to kindergarten. Here are the plans we are using in Kristi’s room this week!
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We are starting our new unit, Family.  Reader’s and Writer’s…just keep on keepin’ on! We are really working on building that stamina and encouraging the children to work longer. We aren’t pulling small groups, instead we are moving around the room making notes about what we see happening. We are also doing some abc assessments and a few running records on some of the kids who we think are actually reading!
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Can I just say….adding the mini lesson before Centers has made a HUGE difference. This has worked great to scaffold our kids to become more independent in centers. It has also helped to remind us to SLOW down! It keeps us from getting ahead of ourselves!
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In Math we are beginning our unit on shapes. We really didn’t do a unit the first two weeks. So we are excited to get going! Last year we started the small group DI lessons! So we are excited. Super happy that we can plan one activity, tweek it and do that same activity with all of our groups. You can download a copy of these lesson plans here.
Here are the resources we used this week to help  us plan.
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Now hop on over to Deedee’s blog and see what others are doing this week.
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2 comments:

Jenn Miron said...

Hi Kim and Megan... I love your blog. Thanks for the great ideas here. I am a Canadian teacher so I haven't started school yet. I really love Kristy's lessons and am wondering if I would somehow be able to see her first week. Im not sure what her blog is called. Would you be able to link her blog or post the name of her blog for me? Thanks!
Jenn

Kim and Megan said...

Hey Jenn,
Kriti doesn't have a blog. She is Megan's former teacher partner. I am posting what we are planning for her room each week. You can check each of my Sunday posts to see everything she is doing.
Kim

 
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