Thursday, March 31, 2011
The Browsing Bags also have a Red Word ring which are high frequency words that the student needs to know how to spell by the end of first grade. One or two Red Words are added weekly to the ring. The yellow Browsing Bag word ring is a ring of sight words that the student needs to be able to read quickly by the end of first grade. Five words are added each week to this ring.
The students use these Browsing Bags every day during our Daily Five literacy block. The students use these bags during the Read to Self portion of Daily Five. Often our Word Work activities will focus on our Red Words too. I love these bags because it helps keep us organized and I know that every student has materials that are appropriate for their reading level.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I also tried to add up the other day the cost I spend on those little rings you can buy at the store. I use them for word rings, vocabulary rings, math rings, etc. They keep all of my student's words organized and words can be added and taken away as needed. The students keep the card rings in their Browsing Bags so when we have our quiet reading time the students are not only reading their browsing books but also the card rings. I have seen a really nice improvement in sight word recognition because the students are practicing them daily.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I gave these little rainbow treasures out on St. Patrick's Day to each of my students. The students loved these licorice rainbows. I got this great idea off one of my favorite blogs it is what it is. The licorice is placed in a pretzel bag with gold coins placed at the bottom. These little treats sure were cute and fun to eat!