Wednesday WOW

Dec 10, 2013

4:30 am...alarm sounds, I'm up.
5:00 Ben is up, cleaning my car, making me eggs (thank you, thank you!)
5:30 am...I am driving on snowy roads to a PD.  Should take about 1 1/2 hours to get to.
7:30 am...get a text that school is closed.  Can't turn back now!
8:30 am...pulling into PD (3 hours later!)
8:40 am... listening to Tim Rasinski.

Yep.  The stressful drive was worth it!  So Tim are my WOW for Wednesday WOW!

January marks the time when I really start to teach my students about what fluency is, looks like, sounds like.  Not to say that we have not talked about it already, modeled it, practiced it through all the efforts we have made to be more automatic readers. But in January, I really start to focus our attention.  After today....after the information...after the research was shared....after conversations (with my teammate) were had, my perspective is changing.  My ideas are formulating.  My mind is spinning.

It is very easy for me to beat myself up on all the things that I have done wrong and need to make right.  But instead of focusing my attention to that, I will wrap my head around my new learning.  Formulate this plan and implement!

Can't wait to share my plan and my learning!  But this brain must rest now :)


  1. I can't wait to hear your ideas. I plan to re-vamp my whole guided reading (which was actually pretty nonexistent) after reading your last post, during the winter break. We were out of school again on Tuesday, but alas all good things come to an end. We go back tomorrow.
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  2. Ahhh, Tim Rasinski! Thanks so much for sharing. Like Kelly, I am revamping guided reading. Have a great Friday!!


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