Thanks to low temps, I ended up with a few extra days off, so I spent my time on Facebook, watching The Good Wife (My new favorite show thanks to a one of my blogger comments), and creating. If you haven't spent time recently on Facebook I'd LOVE for you to follow my fan page (Just click on the button below). When I'm too busy to blog, I try to throw more stuff on my fan page. It's definitely my place for giveaways, freebies, and sales right now.
Oh, and before I forget, The Primary Chalkboard is having a HUGE MLK Jr. Giveaway. You can click on the picture to go enter it. There are lots of awesome packets and several freebies.
Also, if you haven't gone back to school yet, here is a New Year Resolution activity from my friend at First Grade Nest. My kiddos had a blast doing it this week. If you click on the picture, it will take you to her store so you can grab it too.
Our second goal was a reading fluency goal. Our grade level was given an assessment before Christmas letting us know how many words per minute each student could read. We met with our kids and had them set new goals. Most of my kids picked goals that were 20 to 30 words higher than where they were at Christmas. I guess we better make sure we are reading.
We finished up the resolutions by having the kids pick a book goal, fun goal, and a parent goal.
Seriously, this might be one of my favorite activities the whole year. Even after you are done with New Year's stuff, helping your kids set goals based off where they are and write them down isn't a bad idea. Even my little guys that struggle sometime were excited and now all of my kiddos have taken ownership of their learning.
Here's a little freebie I threw together to go with the goals. I'm going to tape them to their desks, so they can record their progress each day and keep up with where they are.
Alright, hope you guys have an incredible weekend!