Post #8 in the Last 20 Days of Literacy Series… Written after a crazy early release day of 5th grade promotion practice, music, PE, and a little literacy time squeezed in. All posts in this blog series can be found here. Starting a new-to-them book series is a partof many readers' summer plans! For the past … Continue reading The Last 20 Days of Literacy Learning: 6 days to go, Drafting Our Summer Reading Plans
*Disclaimer- this blog series will most likely not include poetic, profound writing. Rather, it will consist of on-the-fly quick writes after my teaching day during the last 20 days of school. Reader, you've been warned. Today marked day 160 of the school year. My fifth graders have 20 days left of elementary school. While we … Continue reading The Last 20 days of Literacy Learning: 20 Days to Go, The Art of Comprehension
So much is emphasized, written, and said about the first 20 days of school. Well, I'm entering my last 20, and the work isn't even close to being done. This blog series will chronicle the literacy learning of the last 20 days of school in my fifth grade classroom. The Last 20 Days of Elementary … Continue reading The Last 20 Days of Elementary Literacy Learning Blog Series
Spring break is here! Well, it's here for those of us in my corner of the San Francisco Bay Area. All of my fifth graders have made plans for reading over the break, and I trust that hundreds upon hundreds of pages will be read over the next nine days. Why? Well, as a teacher, … Continue reading 5 Decisions I Made to Support Kids Reading Over the Break
Three days of school left... I'm not going to lie. It has been rather challenging. In fact, it has been a downright struggle to stay upright the past couple weeks. I'm still knee deep in finishing mandated summative assessments, entrenched in 5th grade practice for their formal promotion ceremony on Friday, and am just overwhelmed … Continue reading Hang in there, teachers! You got this.