Well, school officially started for us this past Tuesday and I have not had a second to spare since! ;) We are slowly, but surely, getting into the swing of things - and I'm adjusting to having beginning first graders again... hehehe... Each day seems to get better and better.
We have been having a wonderful time with Deanna Jump's Pete the Cat unit --- and let me just say - hearing my students read along and sing that song makes all those late hours and blisters from cutting out endless lamination worth it... I can't wait to share our "Petes" we made this week... and I'm very proud of my new classroom... but those will be another posts for another day.
Today, I wanted to share three posters that I made to help us concentrate on our reading strategies used in our Houghton Mifflin Reading series. I wanted smaller, more concise posters than what comes with our reading series (not to mention - everything is better with a cute font, right???)... :) I have included links to two reading strategy posters including predict/infer, questioning, summarizing, evaluating, and clarifying. There is also a link to our decoding/phonics strategy - the photo icons help the students to remember the steps.... I hope you enjoy and good luck to each of you starting on your new journey this year!!!! =)
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