So the AMAZING Michelle from 3AM Teacher is hosting some fun festivities to celebrate her year of blogging! Her creativity continues as she is inviting fellow bloggers to share their stories of their first years in the blog world!!! Well, we love anything Michelle does so we are all over this...but since we are brand new to blogging we don't have much to share. We will sure try though:) Here are a couple of tidbits--
1. We were ready to throw in the towel on blogging before we even started when Michelle saved the day and created this beautiful blog we are proud to call ours! We never dreamed we could represent Reading Olympians reading program with such a cool blog! We are forever in her debt!!
2. We STALK our followers number! Really, it is an obsession. We are so excited to grow and we somehow feel if we check it 100 times a day that will expedite the process!
3. If I write a post I instantly bug Julie to check it because I make mistakes all the time. Really---it's bad:)
4. We are learning that we LOVE blogging--I mean we are so SO new to it we are not really certain what we are doing-but LOVE sharing the joys of vocabulary development through root instruction! We feel so honored that other teachers are finding Reading Olympians a beneficial tool in their classrooms! Blogging is a whole new avenue for us to learn and share with other teachers!!!
Finally....I am VERY impressed with myself I figured out how to "grab" the picture and link back to Michelle and join this linky without having to call Julie for help!!!! BAAHAAHAAA
Fall is such a fun time of year. The leaves are becoming all tipped with color and the air is starting to get that crisp feel! This week kicks off the silly season here in Findlay:) We have the BIG Halloween Parade on Tuesday followed by Trick-or-Treat Thursday! Seems like after this week we go into hyper-drive into the Holiday Season! Lots of fun but sometimes tough to keep the kiddos focused! Our school has tapered down the Halloween festivities, but there is a feel of excitement in the air to be sure!!!
We are super excited that our "Greek Pillars" are beginning to
the colors of success as our students are moving through the Greek root sets and their reading necklaces are growing! We are forever amazed at how teaching these tiny little roots effect the kids' vocabulary! We had two amazing examples last week:
First: Julie was teaching her fractions unit in math and one of her students said "Hey--"fract" means to break apart and "tion" means the process of-so a fraction is the process of breaking apart a whole!"
As we were talking about perspective when reading I had a student (during an observation:) say..."spect" means to look or see-so perspective must mean looking through someone's eyes we are when we are reading!"
Never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined what these tiny little roots could do for our students!
We have to share these AMAZING word wall cards! These cards are a part of our Reading Olympians program. As we were creating the program we debated whether we should have cards with pictures provided on them or let the students create the illustrations-boy are we glad we left designing the cards to students!!! Check these out!! Children are so amazing! If you are implementing the program