“Ms. Smith, What are you doing?”
“Who me? I’m reading of course! Wait, you mean that putting my book on my face, isn’t reading?”
We all had a good laugh and then I continued the lesson, stopping several times to model what a voracious reader would and wouldn’t do. The students loved laughing and pointing out when I wasn’t on task. On Tuesday we began with a reminder to focus on being voracious readers and just like that our Read to Self time was greatly improved! One of my goals as a teacher is to develop voracious readers in all of my students. The reasoning behind this is simple, research shows the more students read, the better readers they become and the more they enjoy reading. I encourage you to have this conversation with your child and to notice when they are being voracious readers and celebrate this!
This week we also took three out of four MAP tests. We will wrap up our testing on Monday. Make up tests will follow this week. Students have worked hard on doing their best work and have done a great job of not rushing through the test.
Finally, thank you to everyone that sent their walking field trip form and $100 checks for ipads, we are getting closer to our goal! If you have not sent the walking field trip form back, please do so as soon as possible.
Events this Week:
- Final Map Test on Monday
- PE Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- No Library this week due MAP testing
- Last day for the Scholastic order is October 25th. Class Code L44LX.
- Writers Celebration! Friday, October 25th from 2:15-3:00 in the cafeteria! Please join us to celebrate our small moment stories!
- New published writing is up on the weebly--please check it out! And leave comment for our amazing writers!