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.