Only two more days of Summer School! Can I get an "AMEN!"? I am ready to sleep in and chill with my coffee. I know the students feel the same way, thus the d-r-a-g of my guided reading lessons today. Our summer school is set up into 2 two hour sessions. Kids can come for two hours or four hours. Most of our kiddos are from Title 1 and ELL buildings (My school has a large number of representatives.) Kids get a scholarship to attend, but they don't get to choose cool classes --- like Pool Party or Art Antics, they get stuck in a two hour (40 minute x 3 rotation) of Word Work, Guided Reading and Shared Reading. Then they are off to math or ELL. I teach six (yep, six) guided reading groups to struggling readers. It is P-A-I-N-F-U-L!!!
I have been trying to choose lots of good non-fiction with cool topics like football, Mexico, Crickets, and Rainforests. As you know I also have to throw in some fiction, but the selections are not nearly as awesome. Tomorrow we are wrapping up instruction and Thursday we are having a "beach" party. I will translate - kids getto read on beach towels in the library due to our predicted 104 degree temps. We eat popsicles too. I wonder if I get 6? or none since I am a teacher, that would be a bummer. I would settle for just one cherry popsicle!
On to my Freebie, I am trying to get my TPT store up and going so here's one of my favorites just for you! It's my scrabble letters from Scrappin Doodles. I ran these for my students so they could take a set home and use them with my Spelling BINGO homework. Enjoy! All I ask is that you look around, if you are a Harcourt Trophies user I have quiz-quiz-trade cards in the works for each story!