Wednesday, November 21, 2012
My students are excellent readers. Even when given a challenge, they still know how to use their best reading voice with expression and fluency. That is exactly what they did today. I was so proud of their performance before the Thanksgiving Feast this morning. Thank you parents for joining us. Your support means everything. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! :)
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
If you didn't get the chance to stop by the Fall Ball last Satuday night, you really missed out. It was fun for all ages... and spooky too. Our PTO did a fabulous job putting it together for all the kids and their families at J.W. Wiseman. We owe them a huge "Thank you!"
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Check out Scholastic's October book club order. There are some AMAZING books offered this month. You can order online or send in your child's paper copy. Online ordering can be done throughout the month of October. If you'd rather order from your child's hard copy, please send your check in by next Thursday, October 11.
Our online order code is L7RP2. Happy shopping!
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
I just wanted to remind you about our readers theatre production of The Strongest One tomorrow afternoon. Lunch is at 11:40. We would love for you to join us for lunch if you are available. The show will follow lunch at 12:20. The kids and I are very eager to see you in our classroom tomorrow! Have a great day!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Above is a picture of my mom and Anah's mom reading to our class. We love having visitors read during storytime. Let me know if you or someone special would like to read a book to our class. We certainly appreciate family and friends taking the time to do so! :)
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Did you see the colors? The boys got camo Phonics Phones, and the girls got pink zebra ones. I can't brag on our sweet volunteers enough! We are so lucky to have them as a part of our learning community!
Above: Caliey and Michael
Gavin... His daddy was one of our volunteers! Gavin's dad made the CAMO Phonics Phones!
Christie: Her grandfather was our other volunteer. He was responsible for the ZEBRA striped Phonics Phones!
Friday, September 7, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
This is a video from last school year. It's a little goofy, but gives you the idea behind how the Fluency Folders work.
Basically, you will set the timer to count up for the Fry Instant Word List. Record how long it takes your child to read all 100 words. Then you will set the timer for one minute as your child reads the assigned Fluency Passage. This time the counter will count down. He or she will read for one minute, three separate times, trying to improve with fluency and words read per minute each time.
I hope this video is helpful. As always, please let me know if you need ANYTHING. I don't mind sitting down with you to explain the Fluency Folders in greater detail, if they still seem a bit confusing. I hope that you will see what our parents began seeing last year in regards to their child's reading fluency. It made a TREMENDOUS difference. If your child wants extra practice, please encourage it... the more, the better! Remember to make the Fluency Folder fun by turning it into a game/competition. Encourage your child to "beat" his or her previous times! Good luck and thanks for all you do at home to build on what we are learning and practicing each day at school! You're support and encouragement is valued greatly. :)
Friday, August 17, 2012
Today, I learned lots of interesting things about each of my students. I learned about their hobbies, interests, and favorites, such as foods, colors, and sports. The "Owl" About Me Sacks were a great tool for learning more about these sweet kiddos! They did an awesome job speaking in front of the class as well. I was quite impressed.
I found out that Gavin is an Alabama fan. Bless his heart. He will learn one day. Go Vols!
I learned that Tarah loves Barbies. Here, she is holding a sweet picture of her family.
Anah shared her makeup and hair brushes. She talked with such enthusiasm!
Nathan helps his dad work on cars. He has his own drill. Pretty cool, huh?
Thanks for sharing guys!