Holy Smokes…it’s “Monday Made It” and I have a lonnnnnnnnnng post for you today–see if you can stick with it to the end! Thanks to Fourth Grade Frolics for the link up!
|Here is the photo I put on each one…a picture of a stack of books I read aloud to them this year!|
|The finished product!|
Here’s where things get long. If you have followed me for a while, you know I am a firm believer in taking “status of the class” nearly every day in reading. In addition to letting me keep my finger on the pulse of what my students are reading (I LOVE that I can, at any time, tell you what my students are reading!), it is a great way for me to have a mini conference with a student every day! Students can do quick book talks about what they are reading, I can comment on how much home reading they must be doing, and we can set quick goals–and I can do an entire class in 10 minutes!
Want to read my post from last year? Here is the key part of the text:
|Using the calendar pages to record what book they read…what page…and any anecdotal notes.|
|A place to add goals|
|I note “A” for abandoned books an “F” for finished books|
|I use the back of the page to do word work with students during their conferences|
|Notes that I want to remember|
|As I look across the month, I can judge how many pages are being read per day and get a quick glance at notes I needed to remember. Some students get met with more often than others!|