Sunday, 5 October 2014

Peak at my week Monday 6th October

I'm going to give the Peak at My Week link-up another go!

This upcoming week is the first week back at school for term 4, after our Spring break. I've had a lovely holiday but I'm really looking forward to getting back into work.

That's what my week looks like.

For writing I run Writers Workshop with mini lessons (which is just new to me this year and I love it!). I use Writing Through the Year by Deanna Jump and Deedee Wills as a guideline, and then add and tweak it to suit my group of kids and our scope and sequence/curriculum.

For Reading Groups I have five groups that do two activities each - a focus/phonics activity and then a phonics/fine motor skills activity, and I will pull one student at a time to do reading assessment with me in the lead up to report writing. This week we are focusing on Little Red Riding Hood retells and sequencing, and looking at word families -og and -at.

The 'World Around Us' is the name I gave to the hour when we do humanities/social skills work. This term we are talking about celebrations.

I don't normally do so much handwriting and fine motor skills, but given that my kids have 11 more weeks of school this year I'm really focusing on getting their handwriting up to scratch ready for grade 1.

For Buddies we work with a class of grade 3/4s, and we alternate between working on maths together on the iPads and doing 'team building' activities.

I love this link up because I'm fascinated by the different ways classes run!


  1. Thank you for linking up! It sounds like you have a great week planned!

    1. Thank you for visiting Deedee! Monday went well, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the week.