Yes, it was a rainy day today. I teach in Northern California and we have been teased with the sunny weather lately...except today it chose to rain all day. I am ok with rain right now because my beach body is so not here right now...not sure if it is ever going to arrive this year!!
Anyway...as I was driving to school thinking about the day that lay ahead...I decided that the rainy day would be a perfect opportunity to do another practice opinion writing and I could also use my cute rain craft from my TPT unit:
When my students arrived I told them that we were going to give our opinions about rainy days. Then I showed them the craft. They were super excited. Below is a few samples. I was quite impressed with how much easier it was for them to do opinion writing. We have done several opinion pieces, but today just seemed like the lightbulb went off!!!
I also introduced two dimensional shapes today. We did some exploration with pattern blocks. I forgot how fun geometry can be! My kids thought math was the best ever because they got to build with the pattern blocks! I love that the simplest things make them happy!
Hope everyone has a fabulous Friday tomorrow! I am off to
cook dinner reheat leftovers!! It is another new episode of Scandal tonight!!!