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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fast and Fluent Readers

 So, Tuesday we officially begin week 1 in our new Wonders Reading Program.
It is so overwhelming!! 
 On top of that we are being told from the district that specific routines MUST be completed each day, in a specific way, in a specific amount of time... 
it is causing anxiety to say the least. 
My team spent many hours reading through and searching editions, exploring online resources and discussing various options.... ready or not here we come!

My homework this weekend is to purchase about 10 more easy-to-use timers for the kiddos to use during Fast and Fluent Readers.  Once my Daily 5 routine is up and going, I won't need that many (as they'll be doing it as part of their Read to Someone routine).  I want to model and practice many times this week so we learn it right the first time ;) ...that way when it comes time to do it independently... they'll be pros!

We had a great discussion at Back to School night.
Parents have been notified that we all are going to 'step' it up... spelling homework now includes; spelling words, challenge words, high frequency AND vocabulary words.
This page above will go home on Monday in their homework folder. It serves as a spelling/vocab list and activity to complete throughout the week... 
to be returned on Friday just in time for the test ;)

No matter where you are reading this post... 
you will probably hear and feel my sigh of relief that math went so well last year.
Lucky for me... the file is prepared, copied and ready for another year!

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Jen R said...

this looks great! I do journeys though - boo!

Anonymous said...

I am looking for similar materials but for 1st grade. Any ideas?

Jodee said...

How are you using Daily 5 and Wonders together? I am piloting Wonders this year.