Good news... I PASSED my certification test! I find out tomorrow if I passed my portfolio.. after that it is just to finish up my practicum and one more large assignment for my public library class!
I first wanted to share what my awesome 18+3C kiddos have been doing! I have a group of 3 young adults that come in once a week. They are students in a work based type program that have high functioning abilities. I LOVE THEM! They have taken over this cubby. During the month of September they made an I spy board by cutting out pieces of magazines for students to find the different items. During October they made this awesome word search.. and right now it is a bubble map of Thanksgiving items (I will try to post pictures later)
We celebrated Dot Day during meet the teacher this year. I am so thankful for my art teacher... because she is always up for an adventure! For our sign in, we had students and parents make their own dot on a paper. We only had 2 stations this year, but we had over 150 people come through!
One station we used a compass and a paint brush and the other used a different type of compass and pencils. We had cardstock set out.. and the pieces of artwork turned out awesome!
We had new books come in, but I wanted to make sure to have a teacher preview first! This year the theme was Reading Takes Us Places. Last year I did a New Bookstache party. I had a check in station where teachers wrote their name down and I did a drawing for Scholastic Book Fair gift certificates. I also had In Flight Snacks-it had drinks, cookies and pretzels. I then put all the new books out for staff to peruse. I really try to get all the staff in because I want them to be invested as well.
Had to share my October bulletin boards. We also had book character pumpkin contest. I divide it by k/1/2, 3/4/5 and a family group. It was hard for the judges to choose the winners, so we had several ties. In October we also had Camp Read A Lot and book fair. This is a HUGE event! During Camp Read A Lot the school sets up tents in the gym that are different genres. We also have the book fair. This year we added Trunk or Treat.. so the Instructional Leadership Team became book fairies!
|The Instructional Leadership Team Book Fairies.. minus one.|
One more picture for good measure! Last year my husband came and read to the 1st graders for Halloween. This year, however, it just wasn't going to work out. However.. he DID make it to my Girl Scout meeting! I do believe the girls loved it!