I don’t know about you, but this is the time of the year in first grade when I find myself shaking my head…in awe! I look around at my little firsties and my thoughts drift back to those first few weeks of school. My little friends who once made me wonder, “Will they EVER be able to blend a simple CVC word?” now make me think, “WOW! They are actually READING and reading WELL!”
Springtime is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. Not just because I am tired of the snow and thankful for some sunshine, but because I can look around my room and think, “Yes!! We have conquered our reading goals!”
While I’m proud of every.single.student’s reading abilities in my classroom, I do have a few little ones who need reinforcement and reteaching in order to keep their fluency abilities up. I love using my Just Print Fluency Packs for small group time, intervention time, and of course, our weekly classroom poetry time!