We started our binders today. First we went over book rating language for our “READ” folder. Then we discussed ELO’s (extra learning opportunities). I reminded everyone of what we learned yesterday…how I can “think aloud” to show a window into my mind and some of our ELO’s (articles) are intended to provide these opportunities.
Each child was given the direction to take AT LEAST 3 choices to put in their ELO folders. We are building towards our full routine… Taking time to instill expectations and routine pays off in BIG dividends!
I received some VERY exciting news this summer and can now share that it is official! I am the 2013 recipient of the NCTE Donald H. Graves Award for the Excellence in the Teaching of Writing!
AND… I get to go to the National Convention in Boston in November to receive this honor!
SOOOOOO excited and PROUD!! Could not have done this without an amazing group of 3rd grade writers last year!
When we talk about what we read, we become emotional. We share our opinions. What one person likes another may not. To help us all express how deeply we feel about what we read, we can use a common book rating language. For our classroom, we will use a “star” rating system with the following categories:
I am SO excited that we are about to start our learning adventure! LES Preview Day is Thursday Aug. 22 from 3:30-5:30. I hope families can stop by and see me in the GREEN ROOM (41 in the wing)!
I have officially ended the 2013 Jeep Journey Summer season with a trip to Gatlinburg with my daughter Brooke! We had a blast (see slide shows) and I am refreshed and ready to go back to school!
We made some great memories and collected some terrific “travel treasures”!
I just finished a fantastic book!
What happens when it’s boys against girls in a no talking contest? Extraordinary things, that’s what! In Andrew Clements’ book No Talking a 2 day adventure in not talking proves to be quite an experience!
By the way…Andrew Clements also wrote Frindle, another great “word play” tale!