Saturday, March 23, 2013

Short and Sweet and a Freebie!

Oh my word! I am counting down the days! Summer sounds AHmazing right now! I'm already planning my days by the pool, what books i'll be reading, and vacations! Even so, I have been planning for this next 9 weeks which will focus on Poetry for reading AND writing! I am really excited about this unit. I absolutely L-O-V-E it when our reading and writing go hand in hand!

Anywho... This post will be short and sweet and includes a freebie! :)

We have been hearing A LOT about running records lately at my school. We had a refresher training the other day for 2 hours! Honestly I learned a couple things that I didn't know. SO, it wasn't a complete waste of time. :) 

The running record forms that we have.. I don't like. I don't like all the extra stuff that I usually don't use and the way it is organized. I wanted to make my own that was most beneficial to me. So I just rearranged some of the things and organized it so that it was easier for me to use. :) 

I also created a log for my running records. I wanted this log so that I could keep track of how often I am giving running records to each student. On this tracking sheet I will probably organize my students in order based on below level, on level, and above level. That will help me make sure that I am focusing mostly on my below level students.  I will keep this in the front of my reading binders with my conference tracking sheet and small group calendar. I think I'm going to like having the dates recorded and in one place so that I can stay on track. :)

I just wanted to share this with you. Maybe you'll find it useful as well! :) As always... I am up for any suggestions! 

Hold on tight! There is light at the end of the tunnel!


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