Reading growth is one of my favorite things about first grade! With so many things to cover in the first grade curriculum, moving up to a new reading level is an accomplishment to be celebrated. Throughout the year, I want the students (and their parents) to know their "just right" reading level. I've found that it really helps them choose appropriate books at home... cause they are all practicing for 20 minutes each night, right? HA!
Here is the note I send home each time I reassess a student and move them up a level. We call it a "Hip, Hip, Hooray!" note. I always copy it on red paper, so it's easy for parents to spot.
Hip, Hip, Hooray note - download here