A bit of a room shift and some help from a terrific and talented teaching assistant made the day extra positive. We started with lots of attention to reading, then math, and after that more reading, and finally buddy time and recess. While I was teaching math, students had time to to practice their writing as well.
Lots of activity in the cold air helped the students to focus when it came to learning time which made us realize that, perhaps, the schedule is a bit too squished and that's something we can look at in the week ahead. Next week is scheduled with special events as well as a unit test so it will be a good precursor to the Thanksgiving holiday. Onward.