Ok.....lame title but maybe got your attention:)
We are in FULL WRITE MODE with the state test quickly approaching.
Gotta squeeze in the fun whenever I can:)
Well, this idea was from my teamie and I just loved it so I had to share!
She sent a little bowl of these puddles over with a cute note and magazine clipping.
The kids can use these as they are reading:)
They LOVE this!!!! So simple (and cheap....hello Dollar Tree), yet fun and at times effective!
Yes, I said effective....
or should I say magical...lol.
Some of my fluency strugglers read SO well today!
Magical I tell ya!!!
They just slide the little puddle along as they read:) Now I do guided reading/teacher time as I call it, as one of my Daily 5 (4) rotations, so they use these with me. I may just go buy a bag this weekend so they can keep one in their book luggage to use during read to self....I haven't decided yet.
Now of course, if they "play" with them, I take them back.
You will also see if some of the pics our wonderful multiple choice fans (sticks).
I have blogged about my multiple choice fans before. We use them in small groups as well.
I love these sticks! They are a great way to assess and see where each kiddo is and how they are understanding the passage we are working on, without someone blurting out the answer. Now, the pic above just shows them holding up their answers but they normally cover the answer until I see it...like this:
Then I nod my head or say "No" and they try again.
With these, everyone in the small group can answer at their own pace.
They are so "into" figuring out the correct answer and then finding the right letter on their sticks, that I seldom have anyone "cheating".
A couple of shout outs to end this post......
Shout Out #1: Thanks Kristen at Ladybug Teacher's Files for
the wonderful tutorial on watermarking your pics with your blog button:)
Her tutorials are the bomb and have taught me so much AND kept me from flinging my computer across the room when I get frustrated...lol!
Shout Out #2: I have to shout from the rooftops, my bloggy bud Elizabeth from Fun in Room 4B
was just chosen as Teacher of the Year at her school!!! I am so excited for her! If you haven't visited her blog, you must! Tons of ideas and inspiration! Pop over there and tell her CONGRATS!!
(Elizabeth, please don't be mad at me for blabbing....I'm just sooooo happy for you!!)
Happy Thursday all, the weekend is almost here:)