Sunday, October 23, 2011

Just a little check up...


Okay I'm not sure how this will roll but I am going to give it a try. Here's the plan: I am going to have my mentors quickly review letters and sight words using flash cards and then give a quick five minute assessment
which will be stored in individual student notebooks. If any student gets 100% I will check for accuracy and give out a certificate the following week and we can all applaud these students. Will this work? I will get back to you on that!

15 comments:

Rayray61081 said...

This is great! Would love to be able to download all of your mentor ideas! :)

Fran Kramer said...

I am so glad you like this. I am making a packet so stay posted!
Fran

Sarah said...

I esp love the sight word sheet!! I love the idea of sending it home weekly ....

Cant wait to see your packet!! You always do GREAT things!! Good Luck w/ the mentors -- I think you are on to something!! I LOVE our 3rd grade buddies!! FAN.TAS.TIC!

Sarah Hetrick
shetrick@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I esp love the sight word weekly sheet!! Fantastic documentation!!

We love our 3rd Grade Buddies!! I hope your 5th Graders help do the TRICK!

Cant wait to see your packet!!
Sarah Hetrick
shetrick@gmail.com

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

My building is pre-k through 2nd grade! You have inspired me still though! I am going to "hook up," with some great second grade buddies to do some reading and flash~y cards as well. I am thinking win win! L~O~V~E your blog! Thanks for being such a giver! YOU ROCK!

Love and Hugs,
Mrs. Lilly Kindergarten

danikteacher2 said...

Love it! I think it will work and be a winner! I can't wait to see your packet. Thank you so much!

Danielle

Cindy said...

Fran,
You are really on to something here. I've established my mentor group..now we have to work out the specifics. I am really looking forward to your packet. Also, are you using two sets of mentors...one for the morning class and another for the afternoon class? So far I just have my afternoon kids covered. Thanks for your constant inspiration!!

KdgKelly said...

I check in on student high frequency words weekly as well. It has been great for their learning and parent communication. I have a regular parent volunteer come in on Fridays and pull each child into the hallway one at a time. She goes through our Fountas and Pinell word lists and the first 5 each child misses go on a list attached to their homework. If the word is read correctly, it gets circled. I change the marker color for each month to keep track of when they learned the word. Hope this works for you!

Fran Kramer said...

Cindy,
My partner has another fifth grade mentoring her class. I think it works with any group of kids from 2nd grade and up. I check think you have to establish rules and be as systematic with instruction as possible.

Freckleteacher said...

Hi Fran! I can tell how inspired you feel and I am excited for you and your students. I think this is going to be a great journey for all of the kids and you! Those 5th graders are going to feel so smart and helpful! The kinders will love having a 5th grade tutor. I can't wait to see the amazing packet you will be selling!
I have 2nd grade buddies! I hope they can do some of the ideas you have!
Thanks for being such an inspiration!

Fran Kramer said...

Dear Freckleteacher,
I will make sure it is simple enough for you to use effectively.

What's on my mind said...

This is wonderful! I can't wait to see the packet!

Jennifer said...

Do you sale this anywhere or could I get a copy via email? I love it!

Ateeyah said...

I love this. Really interested in purchasing and anxiously awaiting the digital download.

Lisa Morrow said...

Hi Fran,
I'd love to use your easy assessments here. Have you posted them on TPT, and I missed them?
Lisa