Hello Readers Workshop... I love you.
So I've decided to give my valentine this year NOT to my awesome (and yet oh so annoying hubby) but to Readers Workshop!
Can I tell you I am IN LOVE?
Until this year. Our Superintendent informed us we were a Reading and Writing Workshop School (never knew that before!) So after silently crying... then telling the world it couldn't happen... I did it!
With the help of Kim Adsit and Michele Scannell. Their units honestly have giving me the strength I needed. I can and am doing it. My kids are reading like crazy people.
The true winner... TODAY... my struggling student brought over a self-selected book Balto. (Uggh... I was ready to reminder that we don't move around we don't get up nag nag nag) when she asked to to tell her why there was a statue in New York for this dog.
Yes... really. No, she did not read the book (it was a Level 3 reader) but she looked at all the pictures, she saw the words she knew jump out at her... she saw New York.
I thought I might cry!
So of course I encouraged her to take the book home and read it with her mom. (I am crossing my fingers it comes back... but if not, it was a good $4.99 spent!)
Now, my reading time is tight. We barely have time to pack up. But from11:20 to to 11:35 we are reading!
I am thinking of moving my schedule around a little to give more time. We've got to be able to fit more in right?
So, for you nay-sayers, like me, there is hope! It is my favorite time of the day!