1. My six highest readers (two were absent today) were invited to choose a Magic Tree House chapter book for Self-Selected Reading. I've used books 1-6 for read-alouds this year. Our class is really into them. Nick said, "I'm gonna read mine right now!" It was like Christmas morning.
2. My six lowest readers (one was absent this morning) were assigned an on-level reading passage to read with their parents three evenings this week. Four of them immediately began practicing...The other?
3. Brings me to my reading project buddy. Remember? My little friend that's reading our second book for the second time? She just put the passage in her backpack. Later, she read 11 words per minute from a lower-level passage. Down from 14 last week. I'm not getting discouraged!
4. We go everywhere in line order starting with the first day of school. This prevents the dreaded, "He CUT!" which gets on my last nerve. Well, today, we lined up for lunch in REVERSE line order. It confused some kiddos, used to being in the front, but thrilled my back of the line friends. Nobody figured out (yet!) that they're sitting by the same kids, just on the other side.
Nine school day to go until I'm sitting on the beach!