As you all know, I have a large, noisy class this year and they take some time to settle to tasks.
We have been working on appropriate reading behaviours during DEAR time, but I found they needed that little extra encouragement.
To that end I made this 'reading stamina' poster. I copied it onto much larger copy paper and created a reading board with reading strategy posters surrounding it. Looks bright and colourful and the children are enjoying the 'competitive' element of beating the previous day's record. (Be prepared for backwards steps too!)
I use a countdown timer on my smartboard and increase the start time by a minute every day.
The graph can be coloured in or filled with smiley stickers. (Also great for a quick 'time filler' teaching tool for interpreting data).
So far, so good - they seem to be enjoying it! Again, just click the picture to download.
Lastly, although it's not finished yet, I did want to thank everyone (so far) who has entered my 100 follower giveaway - you have all left such sweet comments and I have loved reading them every day - thank you so much! Overall the giveaway has been very successful for me, so I hope, for all the contributors, that you have found it successful for you too. I can't tell you how much I appreciate this wonderful community!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend......