I'll start with some of the exciting happenings TODAY...
My reading block time is very limited so I'm working with "The Daily 2". Ha! Unfortunately there is just no way I can accommodate 5 rotations in one day. However, I think it's still going to work and I'm using the basic philosophies of The Daily 5, namely, trying to stay out of my students' way. This also poses a challenge because some of my kiddos are not quite ready to "take responsibility of their own learning". With lots of modeling and practice, I'm hopeful we'll get there.
I'm really pleased with my group so far. They might present me with some academic challenges but they are so sweet, kind, and enthusiastic. THAT I can work with. I have no doubt we're going to have a lot of fun together this year. Scaffolding has to be my motto and patience will be my middle name. :)
So far I have introduced Read-to-Self and Read-to-Someone and we've been working on building our stamina. They have surprised me with how well they've done. I did the lesson on Good Fit Books that "The Sisters" wrote about in the Daily 5. Here's our anchor chart. My kiddos loved looking at all my different shoes!
Okay, maybe that wasn't as long as I thought it would be. I leave you with my latest TpT project. I'm pretty excited about it. I've been thinking of it for a long time and working on it a little here and a little there. I'm so happy it's finally done so I can use it. I'm starting my groups next week and I'm looking forward to doing the little craftivity I designed for decoding strategies. I've already begun using most of the other pages included in the pack. Here' a look at a reading folder belonging to one of my students.
Sight Word Study Guides).
Here's the preview of what's included in my Reader's Workshop Folder Pages
(You can click on either picture to be directed to my TpT store)