5 for Friday

'Dorways to Literacy

Learning from One Another

We are surrounded by fabulous teachers! I read blogs, look at pins on Pinterest, and see tweets from educators all over the country. I have been impressed and discouraged when I've compared my teaching and classroom to these peeks I've had into others. This year, I've had the opportunity to visit classrooms in our very own building. And guess what? We have awesome things happening and inviting classrooms right in our very own building! If you'd like to opportunity to visit another classroom in our building or even district to observe a particular instructional strategy or classroom management style, let me know. I'd be happy to cover your class.

Booster Shots

We will begin FAST testing January 27. The testing window closes February 5. In preparation for the testing, I will be pulling second and third graders individually, and in some cases, in pairs. During our brief sessions, we will be intensively practicing fluent reading strategies.

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. ~Japanese Proverb