When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.
I have to be honest…I have not taught ALL of my SCIENCE standards.
Somewhere, I have a new Science series, but my new ELA series takes up most ALL of our day…& Math… so, as any good teacher ( who LOVES science & writing) would do INTEGRATE!
We wrote about ANIMALS!
Living things…yaadaa. yaadaa. yaadaa…NO!
WE WROTE ABOUT REAL ANIMALS!
My EL’s had a hard time with the new vocabulary, (Thank You Project GLAD), we did new academic language, made charts, filled out graphic organizers, did shared writing, sloppy copies, and a final draft!
Why? Why you ask… I love the small group engagement that comes from grouping students into “teams”. I can reach them at their level. I can group them with others who have “like” needs. THEY feel so empowered. They feel so GOOD! BUT..another small group. MANAGEMENT can be “terrifying”!
I have found the “TRICK” that makes MY life SO MUCH EASIER!!!
Yes…it came from AMAZON…But I have NO AFFILIATION..just like their stuff! HOW DO I USE IT? I made a MATH FOCAL WALL (Thank You Keri Brown & Brenda Frady)
and printed them on MAGNETIC PAPER.. yes, in my REGULAR Printer (toner not ink). NOW…YOU CANNOT use a whiteboard marker on magnetic paper. YOU MUST COVER IT. So HOW DO I “COVER” IT??? REPORT SLEEVES…to the rescue! Cut them apart into rectangles. Tape on top! VOILA! Eraseable …MAGNETIC..FOCUS WALL I put it on my side whiteboard. I LOVE IT! Here’s the final result(s)… SO HAPPY! This helps me get the CALENDAR PORTION of my Guided Math started. Then..my kiddos begin MATH MUST DO’s. Then, I can pull small groups of kids for MATH!