Welcome Class of 2024!

photoI can’t wait to welcome the next crew into Room 32. If you are just checking out this blog for the first time, feel free to look back at last year’s posts. It will give a taste of what is to come. See you soon!

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Yikes! Snow days and rough winter take their toll.

I noticed one day while home last week on ANOTHER snow day, that I haven’t posted in awhile. Even though we have missed 11 days to snow this winter, there are still some great things going on that I need to get out there. One of them was the snow day challenge that was tweeted out by our Superintendent Dave Tebo. Check the link for the story.

http://fox17online.com/2014/01/29/snow-day-challenge-motivating-west-michigan-students/#axzz2uinYDx6u

I decided that I too wanted to take the challenge. I watched the video and was inspired to think… I learn a lot from the kids in Room 32. There are even some days I think I learn more than they do, so I put together this little video message for the very special teachers I share Room 32 with every day.

 

At home reading goals take a holiday.

We take our goal setting pretty serious in Room 32. Last month we worked through a series of questions and discussions, asking each reader to think about a “good goal” for at home reading minutes. For those 4 weeks we analyzed, charted, and kept a close eye on the progress we were making. I am happy to report that on December 1st more than 1/2 our readers reached their personal November goal! We decided to make the December goal a little more relaxed. We figured out our average weekly reading minutes, multiplied it by 3 (for the weeks we had left in school before break) and made these cool candy cane charts to keep track. Check back at end of the month for our results.goals