Eventually, I will try to get back to blogging more than just once a week, but the whirlwind of back to school just hasn't died down yet and I feel like I can't keep up.
For one, my husband and I ran in a half marathon yesterday, so we have been training for that, which is so time consuming. I'm envious of people that can run for long periods of time. I feel like my knees are 80 years old. It was a lot of fun though and I'm so glad we were able to do this together.
My girls also started dance. They absolutely LOVE it and they are so darn cute!
Along with gymnastics classes, this leaves us with Tuesday evenings being our only free night.
Anyways, back to our week at school. My students are doing great with their Daily 5 stations. We are going strong with Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Read to Someone. This week I introduced Word Work, so we are almost there.
We have also been adding to our CAFE board. One of the first strategies I taught was "Check for Understanding." We have been discussing how to stop while you are reading to make sure you understand the story. I have this Comprehension Stop Sign on a ruler that I hold up when we check to make sure we are understanding.
The students use these bookmarks during Read to Someone to help them check for understanding as well.
You can download both of these by clicking HERE.
Since our Daily 5 stations are going so well, my DIBELS testing is finished, and I have had a chance to determine each of my students reading level, I have started pulling small groups. We started working on Phonemic Awareness this week.
Some of my students will need to continue working on phonemic awareness skills, but many of them have a very good understanding of these skills. We will be doing many of the activities in my Phonemic Awareness packet.
Last week, I posted a picture of a shirt on my FB and Instagram page. I have had many people ask where to order this shirt.
You can find this shirt and SO many others by clicking on the image below. The shirts are great quality and there are so many to choose from.
I hope you had a great weekend!