I am super excited about my #1 event this week...so I am going to list my five backwards this week!
January brings discussion and teaching of what fluency means and sounds like. I started the "6 minute solution" with my two reading groups. I do not do it the way it is laid out in the book because of my time constraints and such. My goal in doing it each day is to build their confidence in reading a passage and to model what fluency sounds like. We read the passage for one minute together and mark where we stop. Then they read it for one minute independently. Here is where we marked our readings this week. They were so excited that we improved each day!
I don't think anyone wants me to write about all the temper-tantrums, screaming, and fighting that came from my little two year old this week. Or the irrational fights about someone flushing the toilet or touching someone's coat. So I will just say that this week by perfect little angels made me a grand feast for us to enjoy over and over again.
I have seen several pins this week about placing Skittles on punctuation marks as a way to motivate some students to pay closer attention Our little Green Chimps really need some motivation.
So a big THANK YOU goes out to the teacher that left some "mini" MMs in Maria's room. I used them yesterday to try this motivation tool. But a little twist came to me...the MMs were green and red...so I placed the green MM on their capital letter for starting the sentence and the red MM on their end mark. Wouldn't you know...each student remembered to use capital letters and punctuation!
Our Mo Willems author study was in full-swing this week and the firsties
Our amazing teammate Karen has a birthday today!! We wanted to show her how much we love being a team! So we made some shirts to show off our Curious Firstie pride!
Happy Birthday Karen! We love you!
Maria and I head off to the Reading Recovery conference tomorrow. We hope this will inspire us to write some great posts!