Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wednesday WOW 3-12-14

I'm joining Em @ Curious Firsties for her weekly linky Wednesday WOW.  Just take a look at your week and share some WOW moments whether personal or professional.
WOW it was eleven years ago today that my life changed in a most amazing way. My daughter, Delaney, was born. She has been a wonderful blessing to me. I couldn't have asked for a better daughter. 
Happy 11th Birthday, Delaney!

On a professional note, I was very excited last week when several of my students had a big jump in the oral reading fluency. One boy went from 20wpm to 38wpm, one girl went from 37wpm to 70wpm and another boy went from 47wpm to 99wpm!!! Now if I can get all of them moving in the right direction.

Our district Spring break started Tuesday (Monday we made up one of our numerous snow days). This week we have intercession for the kids who are needing extra help. I was very excited that I got to invite my firsties this time. At the other intercession, we didn't have very many teachers wanting to teach and since we are so tied to the test, I had to teach 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. I'm so excited to be able to work with my own students this time.

Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thanks Tammy! she had a great day and she still has a family party coming up. She may birthdaying for a week! ;P

  2. Wow!! Happy Birthday! I should have sent her some chocolate :) Those are great jumps in ORF. I hope to see the same thing this week. Any secrets for ORF?

    1. Em, I'm not sure what caused the growth. I think the girl had the big jump for two reasons, When we are reading in class and I ask them to read along with me, she points to the words and reads along with me. Plus I told her mom that I thought it would help her to work on word families when she was struggling with a word. I don't know about you, but a lot of my kids learn a phonics pattern, but they can't seem to understand that for example ea says e in read (a word they learned) but it also says e in a new word such as beak. We worked on that today in intercession, I felt like 3 of them got it and the other 4 seemed clueless. :( We'll try again tomorrow.

  3. Happy birthday to your girl! And Congrats to you and your students for their gains!! If it's like my district, that's a major reason to be happy!!!

  4. Happy birthday to your 11 year old (I also have an 11 year old-boy, though). Those scored are fabulous!! Congrats!!