Finished Little Women this evening. Even though I knew what was coming, it seemed like the ending was rushed, the whole thing falling apart with everybody making the wrong decisions, but loved the final chapters. Such a sweet story!
November 2013 Gratitude
Day 15: So thankful for this busy time of year- ticking off projects one-by-one from last Friday's to-do list: Treasure book? done. Common assessment? only 2 more pages.
This weekend's goals: deliver Operation Christmas Child shoebox and Festival of Trees Christmas tree. Pictures soon!
Also thankful for how first-grader's reading seems to take off this time each year. We finished Unit 2 today- all long vowels with silent e. Now just practice, practice, practice. My RtI kids have such varied needs: One still struggling to remember letter sounds, one decodes then repeats each word twice (not great for comprehension) two catching on better than I'd ever imagined. Today's favorite Success Story:
A certain little boy focused in and read straight through three lines of text today. Don't quite know how to describe him, but this is a super big deal. On Tuesday, he earned 100% on a spelling practice activity. His explanation? "It's because I thinked this time!"