Want to see my day in first grade?
My alarm is set for 4:38 am. I wake up and get to the gym by 5am. I workout and watch the news then shower and get dressed at the gym. I am outta there by 6:15! I stop at Starbucks and show up at school around 7am to write our morning message and get everything in order before the bell at 7:28!
I don’t have pictures of this, but we use Handwriting without Tears for the first 20 minutes and then the second 20 minutes, we do an interactive read aloud. An interactive read aloud is a planned, purposeful read aloud in which we use a mentor text to practice a certain skill and have stopping points to discuss!I actually spent the last year or so planning 64 different read aloud lessons for some of my favorite books. I aligned them with the specific skills I wanted to teach and thought of higher order thinking questions to ask throughout. If you want to try a FREE one for Officer Buckle and Gloria download the preview [HERE]. You will be able to print it right out!
This is when we capitalize on our accountable talk:
Happy weekend 🙂