What a great week! We spent most of our Reader's Workshop time discussing Reader's Workshop guidelines before having our first mini-lesson. This lesson focused on the word, "stamina." We discussed the definition of the word and then practiced our reading stamina. Students timed their reading to see where they may have been distracted or found themselves not focused before having to refocus back to their book. We also talked about what a good reader does when they find themselves daydreaming and needing to refocus. We passed out our new reader's notebooks and began to think and talk about reading goals and all the different genres.
Our classes had an opportunity to start a new quick read aloud titled, Be A Perfect Person In Just Three Days. This is a humorous but wonderful story with a great message about perfection being boring as well as robbing each person of their uniqueness. Be sure and ask your child how this fun story ends.
* Tues. and Wed. 5th-grade intramurals