Time is short tonight because it's almost 8pm, and I still have to whip out my lesson plans for the week, so, here's and abbreviated post for you-
Still reading The Idiot by Dostoevsky. I'm at 5% now (only!). It's about 700 pages, so it may take me a while. I'm enjoying it, it's a lot more light-hearted and comedic than I expected.
My daughter loves Where's My Teddy, by Jez Alborough. It's a great book for reading aloud to little ones because it builds phonemic awareness. My daughter gets a kick out of the massive teddy in the woods- her kind of humor, indeed.
If you're a teacher you'll LOVE Show Me the Strategies, compiled by Donna Sears and Linda Stewart. It is an UNBELIEVABLY comprehensive list of strategies that can be used throughout lessons, beginning, middle and end. These strategies are meant to keep students interested, engaged and learning. (Description from Pinterest).
I also LOVE this anchor poster found here. I am using an adapted QAR Strategy lesson with my students this week, and I was excited to find this model.
My husband and I went off for a night away last night to celebrate our 8th anniversary. We stayed close to home (about 15 minutes away), but the spot was especially sweet because we stayed there the night of our wedding.
The week ahead is full with my annual formal teaching observation. I have pre- and post- observation meetings. Our charter system is rolling out a merit pay system, so we are testing out the process this year. We'll see how it goes! Reading intervention doesn't really fit the mold, but I'm going to try and make it work!
Linking up at some fav blogs:
Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns Learning ALL the Time!!
Hope you're having a great week!
Hi friends! This blog is for teachers and families- all for the sheer joy of literacy. When we are enthusiastic about reading and writing our students and our own kids become excited to read and write. I hope that we all can be models for those in our care- how did you show your passion for reading, writing, learning, language, or words today?? It's in those small, daily moments that we teach kids to love literacy.