I’m a day late linking up to Five for Friday, but I have a good reason.
(You can link up here at Doodle Bugs Teaching!)
#1- It’s my birthday! :) I’m still young enough to be excited about it.
My kids all sang happy birthday to me spontaneously yesterday, and a couple of them even got or made me gifts and cards. So sweet! (Plus, in FOUR DAYS, I get to see Phantom of the Opera on Broadway for my birthday. SO thrilled!!!)
#2 The leprechaun visited yesterday morning, too! (Yes, it was a little late, but we had Spring Break in there.) I made my traps optional for kids this year, but we still had some amazing ones come in.
I wasn’t sure if 3rd graders would still believe that a leprechaun visited, but I gave myself a great alibi, which helped!
#3- We have been focusing on non-fiction informational text this past week, and my kids are devouring it.
Next week we start researching animals to write our own non-fiction books!
#4- Another reason yesterday was awesome?
About 3 quarters of my class got a chance to be on Sparkling or the top of Sparkling yesterday. It’s mostly because I really really needed them to bring something back as soon as possible, and offered to let them clip up twice if they brought it back the next day- and, amazingly, 19/20 remembered it! Still, though, a couple of my kids earned their way to Sparkling for the first time ever, and they were so excited. What a great way to keep kids on their toes on a Friday!
And #5? We got over 90 new (and wonderful) books from Scholastic this week for our classroom, thanks to an amazing opportunity I have next week. My class went crazy over the new books.
Next week, I will be giving Scholastic some feedback about their Book Clubs. I would LOVE to hear your thoughts and any suggestions you have for me to take to them! :) If you have a couple of minutes, can you pretty pretty please answer these for me?
- Do you use Scholastic Book Clubs? If not, why not?
- What is your general feeling about Book Clubs this year? Has it changed since last year?
- What feedback have students/ parents given you about the program?
- What do you think of the online ordering system?
- What, if anything, do you do to encourage participation?
- How do you tie technology to literacy in your classroom?
- Do you use Scholastic’s app Storia? If so, what are your thoughts?
- What do you use teacher rewards, bonus points, coupons, etc. for?
- Do you have any other praise, complaints, suggestions, questions, or comments for Scholastic Book Clubs?
I’m going to have a giveaway later this week, and commenting with your thoughts about Book Clubs will help you get more entries- plus, I will be taking your feedback straight to the source to help make Book Clubs work better for you!
Plus… it’s my birthday! Thanks in advance for helping me out! :)