Howdy everyone! It's Jennie from JD's Rockin' Readers!
Guided Reading time! It's been 8 weeks since the start of school. We have been learning and practicing how to work on our own at our "centers". I am doing "centers" with my neighbor teacher- we are opening the doors and giving it a go. With a lot of the Daily 5 and a little of our own twists, tomorrow is the big start day to actually meet with groups! Ohhhh.... I'm a little nervous- what are the odds that they all know exactly what to do? I know- not a chance. But maybe, just maybe they can figure it out without my help?? We shall see...
I have tried to get myself organized.
I have my leveled groups. We used kindergarten benchmarks to get an idea of their reading level. I'm sure I will be doing some moving around of my groups early on.
I have my supplies ready to go (whiteboards, markers, erasers, sound boxes, wikki sticks, highlighter tape, word windows, magnetic letters).
And of course, I have my guided reading binder where I will keep track of my groups and lessons. I use my Guided Reading Lesson Plans A-N to help me keep track of what I need to teach. Here is a FREEBIE for you to help you get organized too!
I used velcro dots so that I can change my guided reading groups easily!
I use the letter tabs to keep my plans organized by Guided Reading Level. I put a few copies of each in the binder so that I can get them easily when needed.
We have been working a lot with short vowels the past few weeks. I plan to do some work with Elkonin Sound Boxes. I made some last to go with the October theme of pumpkins. I just laminate them and I can use them with dry erase markers (if we are writing letters in them- which we will be tomorrow). Click on the picture to get the freebie!
I also have a Halloween Math Freebie. It goes along with problems similar to Everyday Math. We aren't doing all of this anymore with the Common Core but much of it we still are- ENJOY!
I'm linking up with Classroom Freebies!
See you next month on the 15th!