Friday, January 27, 2012

Lovin' Reading!

Gotta get down on Friday.  

This annoying song has been stuck in my head all stinking day.  Thank goodness it's true though! I am so looking forward to a great weekend!

It was a long week at school but it was a great week!  Like I've told you guys, we started reading workshop this week and I am already sold with it's awesomeness.  Yesterday, all but one of my students were reading either a chapter book or nonfiction book.  With some of my kids it has been like pulling teeth to get them to read a chapter book! 

I set up my reading workshop using some awesome ideas I got from my teaching soul mate, Elisabeth and Twins, Teaching and Tacos.  Check out her post here about it!.  I based a lot of what I am doing on Beth Newingham's model. Gosh, I love her. 

 During our closing today, I asked the students how they liked doing reading workshop so far.  They had lots to say! They definitely seem to enjoy choosing their own books and they were so proud of the chapter books they had already finished!  We also got into a discussion about how it is important to be a good reader so we can do well in school and college and get a good job!  It made my heart happy.  

We spent the week talking about a being a good reader and strategies to use to be a successful reader.  I am not very experienced at making anchor charts, and I wish I had pretty handwriting like some of my friends out there. 

I tried to make a shark and it looks like an evil piranha. Oh and my kids love making fun of my pictures. 

During our shared reading time, we are focusing on one skill a week.  This week was about using fix up strategies to help us understand words in our reading. 

I made one for my students to put in their notebooks. You can grab it here if you want it!  

Things have been so busy this week, that I felt like I haven't had one second to be crafty. So I had to have a pick me up.  We finished up our focus on fractions today, so we made these fraction sundaes.  I've seen them on Pinterest and  Amy has the pattern for $1.00 on TpT!  

Well, that's all for now! Have a great Friday night friends! :)


  1. Love the fraction sundaes! Cute idea!

    Yeah, the kids laugh when I draw stuff too. Oh well. I just laugh with them but point out that I did my best :)

    Oh and I dislike how that song always gets stuck in my head!

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  2. Glad you had a great week!!! Reader's workshop is awesome!

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  3. I want to do more of a Reader's Workshop approach to my reading instruction, so I can't wait to read more about your journey!
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  4. Thank for the good topic,Thanks for your sharing.


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