Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer, Summer, Summer! and a Freebie

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! 

Happy Tuesday!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! I just downloaded the scrabble game. I am now following you on TPT. Good luck with your store.
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