One of my favorite weekly linky parties is back for the summer! I have officially been out of school for about a week now, but just haven't gotten into the crafting mood quite yet. Last week I went to some professional development classes and spent my afternoons at the pool. So, this week's post is sort of a hodgepodge of a few things I've done recently.
One of my most recent projects was to create packets for my reading class. Our third grade flex groups for reading and for the past two years I have taught some of our most struggling readers. I wouldn't change it for the world! I love teaching kiddos who just need some extra support and encouragement to become the amazing readers I know they can be! So, at the end of the year, when I see them about to leave, I begin to get emotional and panic that they will lose all that they have worked so hard for. So, to help them continue reading over the summer, I created these packets. They include fluency passages with graphs for charting their progress, as well as comprehension questions for each passage. They also include books from A-Z Reading. They include copies of the Signposts that we've used this year from Notice and Note and lastly a little incentive to read throughout the entire summer and come back and show me how much they have read. They were SUPER excited to receive these packages! You would have thought I was giving them some type of treat!
For the past few years I have had an awards ceremony at the end of the year. I did not actually MAKE this packet. Click HERE to grab your copy by Hope King. Instead, I purchased it. It was one of my favorite purchases ever. I did, however, print the awards, candy labels, laminate them all, and prepare them for my kiddos! They loved the awards.