Sunday, October 20, 2013

Five For Friday- October 18

It's the end of another week, which means I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five For Friday!

Here's what happened in Miss Woodward's Class this week:

5.  Shoe Greeting

Every morning, we do a Morning Meeting, following the Responsive Classroom model.  For the first time this year, we did the "shoe greeting".  Every student puts a shoe in the middle of the circle.  One student starts by choosing a shoe, and finding its owner.  When they find the owner, they both stand up and greet one another by shaking hands and saying, "Good morning, _________."  Then the owner of the shoe grabs another shoe from the middle and greets someone else.  This continues until everyone has been greeted.

It tends to take longer than most greetings, but the kids loved it!  There were many giggles while they found the owners of the stinky shoes.  :)

4.  A Special Visitor

Wednesday and Thursday were parent/teacher conference days.  During conferences, we had the Scholastic Book Fair going on in the Library.  To promote the Book Fair, a special visitor came to our classroom to say Hello!

It's Clifford, the Big Red Dog!

3.  New Title I Teacher

I am so excited that we now have a full-time Title I teacher at our school!  Ms. Mai, from Diary of a Grumpy Teacher, has joined the team at our school, and we are so excited to have her!  :)

4.  Education Minnesota Conference

Every fall in Minnesota, students around the state get a four-day weekend for something that we call "MEA Break".  Teachers have the opportunity to attend the Education Minnesota Conference, however, many use the time off for a mini-vacation.

One of my teaching partners and I decided to attend the Education Minnesota Conference this year.  It was at the River Center in St. Paul, and there were exhibitors and workshops we could attend.

We even ran into Goldy the Gopher!

The Science Museum of Minnesota had a booth at the conference, and they gave us free admission to the new Maya exhibit, only valid that day.  Since the Science Museum is right across the street from the conference, we decided to take a quick visit before returning to school for an evening of parent/teacher conferences. 

5.  Friends and Fun

It was an incredibly long week, but I mustered up some energy on Friday night to host some good friends for a Fondue Party.  YUM!

Until next time,
-Miss Woodward

1 comment:

  1. I'm your newest follower on Bloglovin!!!!
    We had the same opportunity, thought only for Friday. I've never been to the MD Education Conference.



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