Monday, September 9, 2013

A Brand New Year

I hope everyone's school year is off to a great start!  Mine has been full of changes and lots of adjustments. I have mainly been doing 3 things:  assessment, paperwork, and reading long manuals about various assessments that I will administer in the future.  I know.  It doesn't sound too fun, but it's definitely necessary.  Along the way, I have also been helping out teachers with a few things here and there, but I have to say as of right now. . .I sure do miss my 22 little firsties!  I know that things will pick up soon, but boy oh boy do I miss the fun and excitement of the classroom.

I am very excited that on Friday I get to teach some classes who are coming to visit me!!!  I'll have a couple of kindergarten classes, 4 first grade classes, and 2 second grade classes.  I have some fun literacy activities planned for them!  I have also been working on a few documents that you might like.  One of them is just for a reading coach or specialist.  The others can be used by anyone who teaches reading.  You can check them out below.  

With my kinder and first grade students I wrote down their goals for them.  They drew the pictures and decorated their pages  My students from the upper grades were able to complete this independently.  I really see the value in finding out as much about the background of students as possible before diving right into reading passages and comprehension strategies.

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