Five little boys, gathered around the pocket chart, finding their own current list and reading the words! This is even better than I hoped -- they were drawn to it like a magnet. Quite a few passed another list this week. One of my boys is on the last set, and 2 more are competing to be the next to master all those words. They were both on the same list, and when the first one passed his list on
Friday, he did the happy dance around the room, singing, "I am ahead of you!" The celebration didn't last too long, because the second boy passed, too, and he was singing and dancing around, too. We sang the "Teach Me How to Read" chant and I thought again how blessed I am to have the opportunity to teach kids how to read.
We read "Owl Babies,"one of my favorite books last week and Mrs. "Awesome", my assistant helped the kids paint these owls and put up a new bulletin board -- so cute!
We learned about Veterans Day on Friday with a visit from my own veteran, Mr. Spencer. He was in the Army for 25 years and he was glad to come to our class. I forgot to take a picture, but I think the children will remember now that we need to honor the brave men and women who have served our country in the military services.