Saturday, March 2, 2013

Z week

This week took two weeks to accomplish. For various reasons: holidaying, half marathon training, job shadowing, job interviewing, Stake Temple daying, Tire troubling and working; I could only salvage one weeks worth of Z time, so I mostly just added those days.

I've learned my lesson. If Monday is a holiday, I don't even go see if the library is open, I just assume its closed. I picked up a shift for someone at work - I worked 8 hrs on my President's Day :) AND I ran 4 miles of intervals all by myself - it felt good too! Not much Z stuff happened today

Library Day! We got our Z books and discussed Z things. Like: Zebra, Zoo and I added in Zero. I taught him how to do a Zero with his hand - so funny watching him try to figure out finger movement and placement.
We read: Zlata, Me and the Letter Z by Cynthia Klingel
My X, Y, Z Sound Box by Jane Belk Moncure
It's Z!by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann
The Sound of Z by Celcilia Minden

I had to pick up extra shifts so that people will pick up mine while we go on vacation soon. I hope we can get to the vacation, we get to fly stand-by, as in you can go if space is available. After work I trained at the gym, showered quickly then headed to the temple with some of the cutest 12 year-olds ever. I managed to squeeze a few books into the day here and there.
We read: Potty Time by David Bedford
On Beyond Zebra! by Dr. Seuss (long)
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham
Zara Zebra Draws by Brigitte Weninger
A is for Zebra by Mark Shulman
I Love My Mom by Anna Walker
Do Zebras Have Stripes? by DK Publishing, Inc.

More work, running and then more work. No Z, except for the Zzzzzz in bed.

I ran in the morning, then Javin and I worked on some numbers all day. We focused on Zeros, he calls them Zerrios. Why he makes it MORE difficult to say I'm not quite sure, but we're working on it.
We read: Zero the Hero by Joan Holub (simple adding, we'll keep it for 1 more week)
Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree by Betsy Franco

I had an interview with JetBlue today that I bombed. Not a HUGE deal, its a bit disappointing, but it doesn't jeopardize my current position - so I guess its ok. Javin and I went to the Zoo for a little bit, then we had a late lunch with Mr. Robbins. It was a good end to a depressing morning.
We read: Peek-a-Zoo! by Marie Cimarusti (Great)
At the Zoo by Priddy Books (LOVED)
Two at the Zoo by Danna Smith (LOVED)
1, 2, 3 To The Zoo by Eric Carle (LOVED)
The Zoo by Suzy Lee
Zoo-Looking by Mem Fox (Great)
When No-one's Looking At the Zoo by Zana Fraillon (I LOVED)

I had the last of the extra shifts today, then my regular shift so my awesome mom came to play with Javin for a bit.
Gram read: Zoom Broom by Margie Palatini
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom by Kirsten Hall (which inspired him to drive his cars around)
Zella, Zack and Zodiac by Bill Peet
Say Hello to Zorro! by Carter Goodrich
Zip It! by Jane Lindaman

Its been super nice having some relaxing days, but I can feel the laziness taking over. I must get a new teaching schedule in place before the lethargy takes over completely. I think I'll do letter combos like: sh, ch, ing, ed, er, th, etc. Also on the list is the silent e. Any other topics or letter combos I should do? Please share, this is my first teaching experience.


Blake + Jess. said...

Such a good mama! I am excited for you to run your first half marathon. I know you will do amazing!

Lauren Robbins said...

Thanks Jess. I'm SO excited to meet lil Jack! We all should get together before the babe comes, the only problem is that I work when everyone else doesn't :( Do you guys have any weekday nights open ever?

Brig said...

You might try "sight words" next. Start small, like in, on, up, at, etc.