You know the old saying, “You can learn something new everyday?” Well, I know I am at least learning something new every week! Last week, I learned that you should take a coat to Missouri when you go there in the winter! Ya’ll I nearly froze to death! So what have I learned this week? First of all, I learned from last week and I took a coat when I flew to Indianapolis yesterday for the Destination Common Core Training. But that’s not all….today I met this cute, young teacher at the training who teachers 12 deaf kindergarteners. That’s her in the picture! We were talking about the Reader’s Workshop Units that Michele and I are writing and how she has been using them with her kids. During the seminar, as I was sharing ideas from Unit 2, Powerful Partnerships, she shared a great idea!
I was talking about the flow map and the sticky note folder and how we can use them to mark something we want to share with our partner during partner reading time. Then, she shared this idea:
She reduced the size of the poster board flow map to fit on a half sheet of paper. Then, she glued the flow map inside their sticky note folders! Oh my word, why haven’t I thought of that? Now the kids have a reminder right there in front of them of how to use the sticky notes! Love it!
What did you learn new today?