The bad news...it means changing rooms AGAIN. This will be my 8th time changing rooms in 14 years in my current district. I like to throw things away so I'll get over that and one of my friends down the hall likes to collect all kinds of "treasures" out of my trash can each time I change rooms. She might be a hoarder, but I still love her.
I will still be blogging under Funky First Grade Fun (Funky 2nd Grade Fun just doesn't sound quite right). And...who knows what my next adventure will be?
We still have 15 1/2 days of school left. It's the time of the year when students are getting excited about summer and I'm trying to do everything I can to keep them on task.
One of the most successful things (at least for me) in my bag of tricks is the use of autograph bookmarks. I made autograph bookmarks for my students this year, to help hold them accountable during quiet reading. During quiet reading time (and when my students are finished with their work), they grab an autograph bookmark. For each bookmark they work on, they are responsible for reading to one other student or adult in our classroom.
We use Fountas &Pinnell leveling. So, I expect my students who read level H or under to read their entire book to a peer before getting an autograph. Students who are reading level I or higher are expected to read 10 pages of their book to a peer in order to get an autograph. In the beginning of 2nd grade, I'll use these during read to someone. I might even send some home for students to use with their parents.
You can peek at my autograph bookmarks by clicking on the image below.
2nd grade will be fun, right?
In the spirit of wrappin' up the school year...I went shopping this weekend. I bought new fabric for the bulletin boards in my new room and shopped at Schoolgirl Style for matching borders and giant pom poms! Ooops...all this "throwing away" made me feel like shoppin!
Any advice for 2nd grade or for looping?
Sunday Funday is about to end...guess I better finish up my plans for the week!