Literature Circles in the Class

We had a great start to our next round of Literature Circles. Each of the student groups has their own books this time. We have also made each group far more independent where they are leading their own groups and the Discussion Directors did a great job leading each of their own groups through discussing…

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Mea Culpa

It’s been a busy week and thus the blog posts have been few and far between. My apologies and I will try to be more regular with my posts. First of all, there is no spelling list or memory verse for this week due to the shortened week. We will continue with the spelling and…

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An Amazing Day!!!

Today, the students made it to 30 mins sustained reading. It was incredible!!! The students each have a box of books that have been leveled to their reading level. These are the books they are using for our Daily 3 program. Every week, students get to pick new books to add to their box based…

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Spelling Words, Memory Verses and Class News, O My!

Happy Monday! Yes, I know that sounds strange. How can you have a Happy Monday? Easy! Come to Mr. H’s class and see all the hard working fun we have!!! The students had a great day and we got lots of work done. In Language Arts, we are working on a great reading program called…

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Welcome Back!

Today was a special day as Stephen came back to us. It was so good to have him back after being away with appendicitis! There was a lot going on today. One big thing was that we ended off our building today. You can see the final budget totals by clicking the link “The Kids…

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Amazing Day

Lot’s happening today. We started our home reading program today with an introduction and explanations. The students had lots of questions of course, so we spent some time dealing with that. One thing I would like to mention out of those discussions is when the students need to start reading chapter books. Up to 70…

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The Fabulous Home Reading Program

This week we are starting a new program for home. It is a home reading program where students will practice reading at home with you. Each night students will be expected to read for at least 15-20 minutes a night. Just like any activity we do to get better, reading also takes practice and the…

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