I was able to listen to kids read one-on-one; I rarely get the opportunity to let them read an entire story to me. We worked in small groups with segmenting and blending. We even broke out the white boards to segment and write C-V-C words. I also brought out some new centers I wanted to introduce to the class. I partnered up the kids and had them work together. We then exchanged centers and worked some more. Once the other kids come back, they will at least have a partner who knows how to use the centers. We practiced the Christmas Carols for our school-wide sing-along on Friday. We even had time to use the fabulous Centers It's a Small World from Mrs. Wills Kindergarten
I don't think all of my kids will be back tomorrow, but at least my assistant will be. I need to get cracking on those parent gifts. What do you do when a third of your kids are absent?