I haven't linked up in a very long time with Five for Friday! Is it just me or has this been a SUPER long week? So, I'm linking up to share my #FriYays of the week!
We've been practicing our on demand essay skills this week during Reading Workshop. Students have been reading their book club novels and connecting the themes of various novels. Students have been rocking some HARD questions using the "PEEL" model!
Here's my anchor chart and a students' response for today's on demand writing!
This week, we've also been super pumped to move on to new books in our book clubs! I've had so many kids reading two or more books for this book club! Look at all the great books and students' choices! Also, notice the lack of "A's" for abandon. That means we have some great book choices!
I've also been reading, reading, reading! I love sharing my love of reading with my students. My Pintresting reading board is bright and full of great books for students! My students have also enjoyed analyzing my book choices and habits.
As a school we celebrated the end to our reading challenge. Our school foundation sponsors the fundraiser and reading challenge. It's a great way to celebrate reading and raise money for technology and grants for students and teachers! This year we read over 500,000 minutes and raised over $37,000. Wow! To reward the kids, we played a staff dodge ball game against other teachers and administrators! We didn't make it to the final game against the principals but we had a great name and cute shirts. That's what counts, right?
It's #FriYay! I'm exhaust but when I came home my Facebook and the local news was a buzz about students at our high school. They created a great video for a wonderful cause! It truly made my teacher heart happy!
Hope you had a great Friday as well! Here's to FriYay!