Saturday, August 24, 2013

I Survived!

Yep, that's right I survived my first FULL week of school! And it wiped me out! My body is still not used to this whole working thing. It's rough going from a summer with no alarm ever going off  to getting up at 5:00 every morning!
Can I just say that I love my class this year! I mean I love my class every year, but I really think this is going to be a great year! My kiddos seem to get along so well and I already feel like I have known them forever. They are a low group of kids, but that just means more room for growth :)
Today I want to share with you our first writing project that we have finished. The project comes from a great 4th grade blogger, Lisa, at Fourth and Ten. I purchased her Story of a Name Craftivity a couple of years ago and finally remembered to take pictures of the project this year. This was a great way to start writing out. We were able to review the writing process and even add in a little Internet research. My students had a great time researching the meanings of their names and also asking their parents how and why they were given their name. Here are a few of the finished projects! (sorry for the awful picture quality!)

Click on the picture below if you want to check out this fun project!

Have a great weekend!


  1. What a cute project to start the year! Next week is my first week with kids and I know I will be exhausted come Friday!

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  2. Congrats on finishing your first week! Your kids did a great job on this activity!
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  3. I'm glad you enjoyed your first week, and it sounds like you have a great group of kids. I'm planning on using name activity as well - especially after seeing yours!

    Thank you and enjoy the rest of the weekend!


  4. It's great to hear that your first week went so well. I'm loving my new class this year too!! Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback on my interactive math notebooks!! It was so nice to hear from a teacher who has already put them into practice! I'm your newest follower!!!!