As I post this unit I feel so anxious just thinking about it. I'm going to have my hands full for the next 4-8 weeks! My (dear, amazing, awesome, wonderful, sweet, kind and loving) full time classroom assistant is going to be out until an unknown date :(
I have 26 little ones....1:26 just doesn't seem fair...so yes, Clipboards, Highlighters & Dice~Oh My!
I pray for her speedy recovery. The good news is, she will be coming back to us..... I do mean this with my whole heart. However, we are sure going to miss her. She is the reason our procedures and routines run so smoothly. She is rockin' out behind the scenes so that I can actually teach my children which is where my heart is. When she's not doing that she's helping the children and they adore her. For real ya'll she's amazing.
I know how lucky I am to even have a full time assistant so I plan to just grin and bear it. In the meantime though I created this unit to help me function. It's full of activities using clipboards, highlighters and dice. It's been my experience that given one of the above mentioned items and a task, my students are UNSTOPPABLE! I really can't handle giving "busy work" out and this is not that. These are independent activities that will keep them engaged in their given task and I'm hoping quiet too! I have a chatty chatty bunch this year. I'm pretty sure this packet is what I will turn to time and time again for independent work and literacy stations.
I would love to hear about your class sizes and if you have any other adult help in your classrooms...plus I heart comments.