Today is the beginning of a weird week: parent conferences. We have our Thursday schedule today, normal the next two days, and then parent conferences after a truncated morning schedule on Thursday. Friday the kids have off.
So I forgot it was Monday today (and I’m expecting Friday tomorrow, more’s the pity).
In my advanced class, kids were telling me that certain words and songs were stuck in their head, so we did a one-word story about pirates who are evil at night and good in the day, who live on a green wooden ship that has a small white goat for a figurehead and an enormous red squirrel as a mascot. I’ve never really done a one-word story with them, and it was pretty fun. We got to no emotions, and I’m not clear on where the pirates are from. Other than that, what was weird was that we were able to practice the clauses that I’ve pretty much are this quarter’s work and do a re-run on plural adjectives, which I think I’ve never actually mentioned to them. Well, I didn’t mention “plural nominative adjectival forms” today, either…just talked about how those endings go with more than one pirate a couple of times. Then I forgot to mention any of those at all as we did our reading.
Comprehensible input. That’s what we were doing today.