First of all, living in such a rural area pays off every once in a while... tomorrow is "Fair Day"! I believe most (if not all) of the schools in my county are closed tomorrow so kiddos can go show animals and projects and enjoy the county fair! My husband and I live about 4 blocks from the fair grounds and he took tomorrow off too... so not only do I get to sleep in a little bit AND enjoy the "Golden Girls" in my pjs with my coffee and English muffin... but then I get to wander around the fair in the afternoon! Hooray!
Since I tackled the last item of my title first, I'll just continue in "backwards order"... so... 9 days down! They have been a great 9 days and here is why:
*I looped with half of my class from last year and what a huge difference that has made! They are such great kiddos and remembered exactly what my expectations and routines were the minute they crossed the threshold into Room 10 on the first day of school. I am so excited to have those kids again this year and get to know 10 new firsties too!
*Daily Five is going AWESOME! We were at 20 minutes on Read to Self within the first 7 days of school!
*I already started a science unit instead of cramming and jamming as the year goes on! Whoo hoo!
And the third topic of conversation... which is the second item in my title... a tally freebie!
My first graders will be doing this for homework one night this week. Hopefully you can enjoy it too!
Finally, the last thing...
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