Category: picking partners

Classroom Snapshots: Reading Workshop organization

Wow!  I have been AFB (away from blog)!  Sorry about that.  We had parent conferences this past week.  I really enjoy meeting with my cherub’s parents, but it takes a lot of prep! Enough about that!  I am writing about Reading Workshop today. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love doing Reading Workshop everyday! I do a modified version of Daily 5. I do 2.5 rounds everyday.  How can I do .5?  I will explain below. Everyday everyone does Read to Self.  Then, I have a computer rotation.  I only have 3 computers in my classroom,

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Partner Pickin’ !

This is one of those, “Duh, why didn’t I think of that moments!”   Thank goodness I work with brilliant people! I have my kiddos work with “Thinking Partners” in class.  A LOT!   I used to have them just “Turn and talk to someone sitting close to you”.  Of course then Johnny, Susi,e and Tommy don’t have partners  and they have to cross the whole room to talk to each other! So, my wonderful colleague and friend Kelley came up with a simple yet amazing idea! Every morning as part of our “Morning Business” the kiddos choose a partner for the day.

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