What. A. Week. For starters, it has been endless. Like the longest week of my life. And I can't believe that it's Thursday. It seems like it should have been Friday days ago.
And to add more, I have lost two students this week, got a new one, and one came back after missing a week of school last week.
And it's been unusually cold in Phoenix - we're talking like high 40s/50s - so not actually THAT cold, but cold for what I am now accustomed to.
ANDDD I have felt sick all week. Like headache, stomachache, achy body, over-exhaustion. I went to bed at 8:00 last night!!!! Crazy!!
Let's just say, this weekend has never been more anticipated. And the fact that it's a three day weekend is enough to get me over the moon!
So one thing that my students are really struggling on is fluency. With AIMS Web testing, they are graded on how many words they can read in one minute. At the end of first grade, we hope that they can read 68 words in one minute. So right now, they should be at about 30ish words. However, a bunch of my kids are stuck in the high teens and twenties. So on Monday, I'll be starting poetry club with them. We will be reading a poem together on Monday and then it'll be their job to read it during centers as well as at home. They all seem pretty excited about it so I hope it helps with their fluency! I'm also starting a chapter book club too for my higher readers - hopefully next week - but I'm having trouble finding enough books for them since I want them to be reading the same book. Gah! Hopefully I can find enough for them!