It's that time again....Spring Semester...time for the testing frenzy to begin. It's been such a crazy month. I cannot believe our state standardized test is NEXT MONTH! As a fourth grade teacher, I will be administering the Writing at the end of March. How crazy! I cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by. I'm looking for the perfect combination of writer's workshop, Social Studies integration, grammar lessons, and so much more. Can I please have more time in my day? ;)
I finally implemented the Writer's Workshop Pencil in my classroom. Students move their clip down the pencil depending on which stage they are currently on in the writing process.
I've also been working on my schedule and changing my Daily 5 routines around. I use to have stations where students had to go to certain centers at certain times because they were not pacing themselves enough. Now, with my new schedule, I'm thinking I may try and go back to the "true" Daily 5 style. I'll let you know how it goes. :)
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