2. Yesterday was a marathon day of parent conferences. I had one before school, had kids from 8:40-11:40, then had...wait for it...TWENTY MORE, wrapping up the night at 8pm. Dear god. District gives the kids the day off today so we can use it to finish conferences, but we don't have to schedule any for today if we don't want to. We just have to go in for at least 2 hours (any time) either way. At my old school, most teachers scheduled all of their conferences for Thursday and used Friday to just get some work done, so that's what I did again this year. Yes, 21 conferences in one day (plus teaching all morning, woo) is quite the marathon, but it was pretty awesome to sleep in until 8am this morning, head to school in jeans and TOMS, and work in a quiet, dark classroom listening to Iron & Wine. Afterwards I treated myself to soup and some reading time at Panera--in other news, it's officially chilly and fall! Soup season!
Mr. Sketch = best markers ever. Perfect for anchor charts...
and coloring new clothespins for my clip chart clips!
4. We are finishing up our first writing project--a fictional narrative. Here are pictures of some of the anchor charts we made together during mini-lessons:
My favorite mini-lesson ever: Power of 3
The Run-On Police5. I have a 8-9 mi run on the schedule for tomorrow. My IT bands have been in the best state they have been in a year, but I'm still using KT tape to get them through long runs:
Rocktape H2O. It sounds ULTRA sticky and even waterproof, plus I can cut strips in whatever size I want. We'll see if it does the trick!
What are your weekend plans?