The STARS summer school program on June 1st. I volunteered for the first week to see what it was like. I had been told it was quite amazing! I liked finally having the ability to watch how another teacher sets up a language arts time including guided reading groups. It was surprising how long everything took. In order to complete everything, it took a full three hours! That didn't even include a writing lesson, just free writing.
I took pictures of all of the bins/activities the teacher used the first week in order to remember to include at least some of these ideas for next year.
Work on Writing:
Write postcards to students in the class
Find and Highlight words you know
Magnet letters - create the sight words of the day
Stamp the sight words of the day
Review sight words with a partner
Read to Someone
Partner reading - Readers Theatres
Listen to Reading
Kindles and stories on CD
Light on - do not disturb!
Weekly checklist for Daily 5 - at least 5 of the 6 activities should be checked every day.
Weekly summary (she didn't do this the first week)
Another teacher posted this online - phonics sequence
My classroom is now in my spare room at home!