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It has been a busy week! I am sure it has been for you too. I think we all at our school are feeling the pressure to get lots accomplished in the short amount of time we have before testing time. We have missed so many days over the winter and suddenly state testing is coming up, along with end of the year testing.
I have been pleased with the progress the students are showing in RtI. I like routine so students know what to expect, but I like to keep the activities fresh to keep them and myself engaged. So we try to review skills in new ways.
My kindergarten students are working hard to learn to read and use sight words. We practice, practice, practice. One way we took it up a notch is to read them in phrases. We have been practicing that for several weeks. With spring here, I thought we would try these phrases in a new way. Easter eggs! I spent part of an evening rolling the phrases and stuffing them into eggs.
Students were excited to grab a colored egg from the basket! It is funny how even at a young age some students prefer certain colors. In one class, the boys would only take the blue or green and the girls took pink or purple. The yellows and oranges were left in the basket!
Reading the phrases gave me some insight to where some of the students are in their reading skills and not just with sight words. Some would pull out the paper, unroll the slip and know right away if the writing was right side up or not. Some would just stare at it trying to make sense of it upside down or would try to read it right to left. Others had no difficulty figuring out how to make it make sense. Lots of fun and lots of information gathering for me!
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