Friday, September 18, 2015

Five For Friday! I LOVE Reader's Workshop

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I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday! 

This was my FIRST full week back at school and that saying … there is no tired like B2S tired … could not be MORE true this week! This girl has been SUPER tired ALL week!!!  Does anyone else feel like they could work 24/7 and still not catch up?!?!  

Anyways ...
Soooo…we started our groups this week in Reader's Workshop!  Let me just tell you that … Reader's Workshop is my favorite time of day!  I love seeing the progress of my students and I love seeing their love for reading grow!!!!!  Let's check out these readers … 

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Here is a look at my Reading Rotations' schedule.  I currently have 7 different reading groups, levels spanning from F&P - B-L levels - We are working on quick transitions and getting right to work.  Posting the schedule has been very helpful to keep all my students on track and to know where they are going. I also use a timer, which keeps me in line!  :)  I love the way this board came out … 

The rotations include: Independent Reading, Partner Reading, Writing About Reading, Listening To Reading, and Guided Reading Group, Word Work


Below are my anchor charts of the expectations at each rotation.  I added (and didn't take a picture yet, for guided reading, word work, and listening to reading.)  :)


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We waste NO time in my class!  These friends of mine are finding the characters in their story.  I was SO excited when they went back into the text!!!!!  YAY… 

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Are they sitting EEKK (elbow to elbow … knee to knee)?!



Yes, these partner readers are!!!!  :)  #meltsmyheart

4.

Sooo … during these first few days, I have been walking around to monitor and to make sure my students were forming good habits… and what I saw... made me smile!!!!  I love when I find everyone on task and doing what we have been talking about!!!   


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We are soooo lucky to have Raz-Kids and computers in our classroom.  The students love listening to these stories and taking quizzes.
#totallyengaged

First full week … CHECK!
and a successful LAUNCH of my Reader's Workshop!  

Friday, September 11, 2015

I SURVIVED B2S!!! :)

Hi Friends!!!

I am finally B2S … and sometimes no matter how much you prepare to get ahead over the summer … it still is NOT enough!  #thestruggleisreal #thisteacheristired

I have been MIA for a while because I was planning one of my besties bachelorette parties (which was a huge success) and at the same time getting my classroom ready AND starting school!  It has been crazy and SO enjoyable at the same time!!!!!   

So here is a quick peek at my B2S craziness … 

Happy 10th year of teaching to me!




Kendie's first day of school!!!  I can NOT believe that the she is in 6th grade!!!! :)



My classroom!!!!  It is my favorite class yet … and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how it turned out!!!  More pictures soon … 

Soooo… one of my besties is getting married on New Year's Eve and we had the bachelorette party Labor Day weekend at the Cape!!!! The theme was sharks because Jen loves herself some sharks!!!  We had the BEST weekend, with SOOOOOOO many laughs!!!!! :) 

#itwasJAWSome


I plan on being much better about blogging now that I am finally getting into a routine!!!!  

Thanks for stopping by!