Sunday, October 21, 2012

October Tell Me Something Good

Jennifer at Rowdy in First Grade is hosting another Tell Me Something Good linky party, and I decided to yet again join in.

Something Good from School: I have been pulling my groups for about a month now, and things are going really well. I have a lot of children at this point (36, which does not make for ideal small groups), but I've made some adjustments and have started getting into a routine. I push in to classes in the morning, then I pull students back to my room for small group in the afternoons. I still have 16 fourth graders alone, but I think I'll be able to release 4 of them at the end of the nine weeks next month! That will mean I can just have a morning group and afternoon group for 4th grade to get them where they need to be!

Something Good from Home: My mom came to visit this past week (she left this morning), and we had a good time. She helped keep the house clean, which I was EXTREMELY grateful for. Then yesterday was actually my first Saturday without a band competition (next Saturday is the last one - praise God!), so we headed up to Carter's Mountain in Charlottesville to go apple picking. She'd never been before, and we didn't make it last year, so we were really excited to go.We loaded up on tons of apples - enough to make an apple pie, apple butter, AND have plenty left over to last us forever! I posted all about it with more pictures at my personal blog, The Dalton Gang, but here's one to enjoy.

Now go link up!


  1. JEALOUS that you got to go apple picking! Homemade apple anything makes me think of my grandma!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  2. Don't forget, you're being featured tomorrow on Fun in 1st Grade!
    :) Dana
    Fun in First Grade

  3. Hello! I stumbled onto your blog through the "Tell Me Something Good" linky party - I'm your newest follower :)

    I went apple picking this weekend too - it's always a fun memory to make. I can't wait to make some apple crisp this week with some of the apples we picked. Yum!

    I LOVE doing reading groups - I sometimes struggle with fitting everything in that I want to and am always on the lookout for new and creative things to do during them. I'll be checking back frequently for some new ideas :)

    Joy in the Journey

  4. It most have been an apple picking kinda weekend. I went apple picking too-- out here in California. Found you through the linky and now I am following too. Love the blog name! I can totally relate! :) Lattes and Laughter