Feb. 2, 2017
It is up to us to create a culture of readers!
1. Read aloud to students every day.
2. Use a reading log to track reading and to give you an idea of what students enjoy reading, to determine if they are abandoning books too easily, and ideas of what to purchase when building your libraries.
3. Send books home with students to read every single day in grades K-2. Utilize the library to make sure students are chosing "just right" books to ensure students in grades 3-5 always have a book to read.
4. At this time of the year, revisit your mini-lesson on choosing "just right" books. Many students need reminders in making good choices.
5. Create book challenges with your students to challenge them to read a certain number of books or pages.
There is no arguing the research that readers are better students. We are runners, so let's push to create students who want to read more and more. Read on CGE!
Homework and GoalPost
We have grouped the students and created a schedule where they rotate among the comptuer lab and reading time after finishing homework. We plan to track their work on the computers and their reading time as well to ensure this time is beneficial for them.
Also, please remember that 10-12 math problems is sufficient each night along with any other studying and/or reading.
We want to use our GoalPost time as time to move our students as much as we can as these are typically our students who have no help at home.
The Amazing Shake
Big Brother/Big Sister
For teachers in grades 3-5, we want everyone to have the MAAM poster displayed. We want students to consistently use this strategy. If you need a copy of this poster, please let me know.
Feb. 7th: Tallies due for "Who would you like to sit beside?"
Feb. 7th: Jennifer Carraway's Shower :-)
Feb. 8th: Annie Auditions
Feb. 10th: Annie cast announced
Feb. 10th: Big Brother/Big Sister reveal