The children are shattered by the end of the day as they go from one guided session to another.
I remember ERIC (Everybody Reading In Class) when we spent half an hour EVERY DAY (usually after lunch) reading FOR PLEASURE!!! None of the guided reading sessions, none of the reading activities and reading journals, reviews and the like.
It was a lovely part of the day where we as teachers modelled reading with our classes. Children are like flowers- they need the sunshine and fresh air. (Thanks Mum for this quote :) ) NOT longer hours in school.
Longer school days aren't going to be the answer. Less pressure on teachers to get children to make "more than expected progress" and more time to teach them a love of learning. Now THAT would get my vote.
OK, rant over.
Now onto the challenge.
This week, 100 words to include the word Wednesday.
Old English wodnesdæg "Woden's day" (chief Anglo-Saxon/Teutonic god.)
In Middle English time (12th century) this became wednesday, or wednesdai .
The latin form , dies Mercurii, meaning day of Mercury, dates to the late 2nd or early 3rd century . (Mercury is the Roman god of commerce, travel, theivery, eloquence and science. )
Many European countries follow the latin form closely- mercredi (French), mercoledì (Italian), miércoles (Spanish) Mercuri (Corsican), miercuri (Romanian).
Now, I'm not sure if I have followed the rules here really, but I didn't know this before now. I knew about the Wodin part, but hadn't really given it much thought. Write the day on the board in school without a moment's thought each day. Tomorrow I will share this with my class.
Check out the others at http://www.linkytools.com/wordpress_list.aspx?id=128273&type=basic I am going to take a look now.
Next week I shall try something completely different...