Saturday, November 5, 2016

Celebration my OLW: Quest

Celebrations make all the difference when life is passing me by quickly.  I am celebrating my quest (OLW16) as our first 12 weeks of the school year comes to an end.  I celebrate moments that I knew would happen, but I wasn't sure when they would.  This year I have taken several photos of my class.  It's been helpful with my reflections as I think about how the learners in Room 234 have grown the first 12 weeks of their fifth grade year. Thanks to Ruth for encouraging us to Celebrate every week. Happy Saturday, and here's to locating your own quest.


EO smile says it all!!! The comfortable beach chair, a Friday morning celebration of multiplication.
I celebrate the time EO spent with me and her determination that she would accomplish her goal.


When we finished our first read aloud, the students decided they wanted to do projects to share their learning from Capture the FlagRD and her friends chose to write a play.  I celebrate creativity and fun props.  RD has her dog,  press credentials, reporters notebook and her briefcase. 

 CC wanted to make a poster, and my favorite part was that he used
crayons.  In a tech world, I celebrate a poster board, crayons and amazing thinking.













11 comments:

  1. Pictures do help remember the memories and the change from the beginning, Maria. I love that you captured these, will be fun to look again at the end of the year! Have a great weekend!

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    1. I think I remember, but I don't. Their smiles tell the story that I want to remember.

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  2. Creative, colorful and happy moment celebrations - all about learning. Such fun!

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    1. Great adjectives that I hope would describe my classroom everyday.
      and of course fun!

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  3. I love looking back at the pictures of my students as the year goes by. In May, I take those pictures and put together an iMovie for them to watch on the last day. Every day, it seems like nothing happens, but when you look back on the year, it really was a lot. Have a great week!

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    1. What a great idea to share with students and parents!

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  4. Love that confident and cool multiplication mathematician!

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    1. I will share that with her on Monday :)

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  5. Love those photographs, friend - you are celebrating learning joy in your classroom for sure!

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    1. Thanks Tara, love "learning joy" I will be thinking about those two words for the rest of my weekend.

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  6. I love the real world job of reporter all complete with press credentials.

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