A Peek at my Week ~ after Spring Break

I am happy to link up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings for A Peek at My Week even though my Spring Break is over...

The next two weeks are big ones for me as they are the last 2 weeks before our big state testing.  I know I will be working on figurative language for a bit as the data says this is our area for improvement and I know I am using lessons from the Interactive Reading Literature Notebook...

...but my brain is still on vacation and that's all I am sure of.  Good thing I already made all my copies and have everything laid out on my desk for tomorrow!  :)

One thing I do know for sure is that I will be working hard on to get my students in the right mindset for our state testing!  

First, I will play the Rocky theme as the students enter the classroom.  After everyone is welcomed back and we refresh ourselves on our agreements (rules), I will tell them a bit about Rocky and then play this video:

This is where Acing the Big Test ~ Think like a Champion comes in!  

My students (who all have special needs) dread the big test.  My goal is get them to change their thinking and think of it as something to which they say "Bring it on!" like Rocky or any other sports champ.

So we'll read the book, discuss it, and use the questions and foldable at the back to see what skills we still need to practice.  Our focus will be on getting stronger as we review figurative language and anything else that needs more attention.

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Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!


  1. I hope you have a great week back! Unlike you, I did NOT leave my plans/copies sitting out for when I get back next week. I will probably regret that come next Sunday...

    Thanks for linking up & good luck with your test prep!
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  2. I love the Rocky music playing when the kids enter. Hope your week is going great.


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