It has been a crazy couple of weeks. The last thing I’ve had energy for is blogging! Here are some pics of a few exciting things that have happened lately:
Our first big snowstorm!
|My puppies in the snow|
|Our LSU snowman! Geaux Tigers!|
|I just love it (as long as I don't have to drive in it!)|
A fire during parent-teacher conferences!
|Everything turned out ok!|
|All the teachers by the firetruck!|
|The tall firemen saved the night! |
(I wish this pic was better!)
Anyway, as I’ve done conferences this week, a need for some AR help has been evident. I’m used to big 5th graders who can keep track of their AR goals and points, and what quizzes they need to take. With my sweet 2nd graders, I’ve figured out (along with parents’ help!) that we need some kind of running list of titles that the kids are ready to take quizzes on. So I created this very basic “I will take a quiz on these books” checklist. This list will go in the pocket of each student’s binder and each time they finish reading a book and are ready to take a quiz on it, they or their parents will write the title on the list. Then when the kids come to school and have some AR quiz time, they can take their lists out of their binders and type in the titles they need to quiz on. Once they’ve taken the quiz on a certain book, they can check off that title on their lists and move on.
This goes great with my AR Bookmark, which I also passed out to each student during conferences this week. I let the kids color the bookmarks, and I filled out their names, ZPDs, and goals. I will laminate them and send them home so parents can keep up with their kids’ goals and levels, and so that they have a reminder of arbookfind.com.