I am home today and so happy to have a 3 day weekend! This past week at school was busy, but I was glad to finally have a full week to teach.
Our class in on Unit 4 Week 2 of our Wonders curriculum. We worked on those tricky words with the /er/ vowel sounds.
I gave them some extra practice with words sorts and some fun games at our Daily 5 rotations.
This week's stories focused on Earth Changes which was perfect since we have just finished up our Rock and Minerals unit.
During my guided reading groups I used the story in the anthology for my high groups.
For my lower groups I used the leveled readers.
We work on fluency by reading the stories several times. I then created a short quiz to give them at the end. The questions are definitely lower level, but these groups really need practice just reading and finding information.
Just click on the picture to download it.
I find that this is easier to check up on students than giving them the lengthy weekly assessments. This takes just a few minutes and I can get an idea of how they are doing. My struggling readers are also more successful with these quick quizzes.
I will try to add these freebies here on my page as I continue to make them for my classroom.
If you are looking for more Wonders Resources I have Spelling Lists, Grammar Centers and Morning Work that all correlate to each unit.
I have just finished some centers for Unit 5. They have a fun Super Hero theme.
I can't wait to get these all printed out for my class. I know they will love them!
My daughters and I are planning a little Valentine BBQ tonight with burgers and brownies (their choice). It should be lots of fun hanging out with my two favorite Valentines. Hope you get to spend some time today with your favorite Valentine too!