But another thing that makes this teacher's heart so happy is when I get to see that my kiddos know stuff when they aren't trying to show me they know it. Take today for example. I have this AMAZING writing table in my room (thanks Donor's Choose!) and a long piece of paper runs across the top of it. Usually that paper just becomes something fun to draw on during free choice. It's actually an art table, but we love it as our writing area.
Anyway, today one of my girlies was writing on it during "work on writing" at Daily Five. I was intrigued, but didn't want to interfere in her work. So, afterwards I went to see what she had been doing, and this is what I found:
A complete kid-made-kid-initiated web of things that are magnetic... and the starting of a list of magnetic and non-magnetic items!
I was so excited!
So, this teacher had a happy heart today!
This morning, we did TONS of magnet stuff including making these after we tested these (and many many many other) different items with our own magnets. You can get the pattern for it by clicking HERE and going to a previous blog post.
I totally didn't give them enough time to just explore with all of my magnet goodies and
All-in-all, it was a successful Wednesday. I'm excited about tomorrow as I finished AIMS Web testing my 2nd graders today and will start my firsties tomorrow. I can't WAIT to see how much they've grown on that assessment! My 2nd graders had great results! BUT tomorrow night you will be hearing this girl doing the snow dance in hopes of a free day off on Friday... Boom Boom for Snow!