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Hands down, my favorite part of chapter 2 is the idea of building STAMINA!
By the end of the year I know my first graders as smart, independent, ready-for-2nd grade geniuses!! It is easy to forget how they came into first grade… wide-eyed, eager, impatient, antsy, can’t do anything for more than a minute without losing focus…They need to build stamina!
Duh, Susan, duh!
I often fall into the category of the teacher who models something once or twice and then expects my students to do it perfectly from then on out. Helllooooo [I hear myself saying] didn’t I show you how to do this already?!?!!? I am excited to teach building stamina to my students and I will certainly use the analogy of an athlete.
My students will learn that they working on their “reading muscles” as they practice, practice, practice building their stamina.
I made these cute little poster fors next year:
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