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3. On Thursday, we had a Reader's Workshop Workshop for the teachers (yes, a workshop on a workshop, lol). We have them about once a month to learn how to teach each unit and the woman will go into a classroom and demonstrate mini lessons for us. Very informative! Anyway, this time she talked all about non-fiction reading (which is what my 3rd graders are beginning to work on) and how to summarize non-fiction. She modeled the "Giant T" for us, which is a great tool for students to use for summarizing non-fiction, or planning non-fiction writing. Since my students need to see it visually first, I made a hand out with the Giant T. Click on the picture to grab your own copy!
4. I was really hoping for a snow day today.. And it didn't happen.. and then it snowed once school was over. Dear snow, if you're not going to snow before/during the school day.. please don't snow at all =)
5. I did running records on my 3rd graders this week and all of them were able to move up a reading level! Yayyy! I even have a few that I want to try at an even higher level =)
Welp, that's my Five for Friday! I hope you all enjoy your weekend! Oh and check out this amazzzzing giveaway over at Ms. Fultz's Corner! It's her Bloggy Birthday!