I think that it’s important to reflect on and celebrate what’s happening in my classroom. I like to think about all of the positive, wonderful things that I experience throughout the day. I decided to identify and celebrate ten things that were great about my day. They’re in no particular order, except how they randomly popped into my head.
1. I have now written for 25 straight days thanks to #sol15.
2. A kindergarten student told me that he loved coming to my classroom.
3. I have a wonderful new classroom computer that doesn’t require each student to log in separately.
4. Two of my students are making nice progress with long vowel patterns.
5. I submitted my project proposal for my graduate class. I have been wrestling with choosing an experimental design, but finally decided to use a repeated measures design when evaluating concept of word scores.
6. I heard a student chuckle as she finished Doctor De Soto and realized what Doctor De Soto did to the fox. I love to see a child enjoying a book!
7. A student who hates to read (his words) has gotten hooked on the Lunch Lady graphic novels. We had such a great conversation about this series and I told this student about getting to meet the author (Jarrett Krosoczka) at VSRA.
8. One of my students was working on a math sheet with a peer in the hall where I could hear them. He was reading a word problem and came across a tricky word. When he figured it out, I heard him tell his peer that “Ms. Floyd taught me that.” Those words put a smile on my face as I sat at my table. Sometimes, eavesdropping can be good:)
9. I have downloaded several books from Netgalley that I look forward to reading. I’ll be ready to dive into one of them when I get home from class this evening.
10. A kindergarten student identified three more letters and sounds today!
It’s been a great day!