Sunday, February 03, 2013

First Week and Sale

Sorry I didn't get my Day 4 plays up, I didn't have any reason to make them. You know how it is, things end up taking a bit longer than expected or you throw other things in on the spur of the moment, so on Friday I ended up completing the things left over from earlier in the week. I did add one activity though - making Peacemaker/Peacebreaker Davids - I LOVE the David books by David Shannon and the kids enjoy making the craft on Friday. The templates can be picked up in Julie Lee's TpT store.

I had a pretty good week with my new firsties. They are little chatterboxes though and I have one howler crier.  He howled cried most of the day every day. As soon as he  walked in the door, he cried. He made a mistake in his work and needed an eraser, he howled cried. He didn't know how to spell a word he howled cried. By Friday he was better though and he actually raised his hand and said he couldn't cut very well while making our David's (earlier in the week he would have just sat there and howled cried) and with encouragement he had a go and didn't break down. The poor thing is new the school and country but he has done 2 years of school in New Zealand. Hopefully next week is better!

I've also got 2 special little cherubs who are both intellectually impaired and one also has global development disorder, so basically his whole development is severely delayed. I've been told he is operating at around a 2 year olds development. I have lots of classroom support and he is withdrawn for an hour 2 days a week and 1.5 hours another 2 days, but I also have a lot of time without any aide support. I look forward to learning how to accommodate his needs this year. If you have any suggestions, I 'd love to hear from you!

You've probably also heard of the TpT sale on the 3rd. My store is 20% off and you can enter code SUPER at checkout to receive an additional 10% off the reduce price. I'm also running a 20% off sale at Teachers Notebook. Check out the My Products link at the top of my blog to check out most of my products.