Sunday, September 18, 2011

A and B Days... and more Reading Street Goodies!

Our school has a 6-day rotation for specials, Reading Street, and our Eagle Time ( our  intervention/enrichment time).  Out of necessity, my partner and I also created A and B days.  We noticed that some of our kids have a more difficult time attending to tasks during the afternoons, so we flip flop our classes every other day.  On A days, I keep my homeroom class for Language Arts first then they go to Math and Science in the afternoons.  Conversely, on B days, they start with Math in the morning, and then they come to me for Language Arts and Social Studies in the afternoon.  It's nice to know that students won't always be tuning out during the same class, and so far, it's been beneficial.  It actually hasn't been as complicated as I thought it would be, and I am soooooo glad!  I was writing A or B on the whiteboard every day for a few weeks, but I finally got around to creating little signs to signal A and B days to my homeroom kiddos during morning activities.  Help yourself to a copy, if you think you can use it in some way!

In other news, I just linked up with lots of fabulous bloggers for a Facebook linky party.  If you're interested, you can follow my TpT products through my facebook page HERE!  Feel free to take a peek at my Pinterest boards HERE!  :)  I'm always looking for new ideas and new people to follow!  :)

A & B Days

Lastly, since we are running Reading Street on a 6-day rotation,  I actually will be wrapping up What About Me? on Monday and Tuesday this week, but I wanted to post the new goodies for those of you who are moving on to Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday tomorrow!  :)   Enjoy!

Alexander Spelling List Alexander Vocabulary Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Objectives


  1. This is great, Amanda! We are a week ahead of you, so I wish I had it last week!

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  2. Adorable! I woudl totally use this if I taught 1st! I was wondering though... were did you get that fun little target clipart??? I could use that for displaying my "clear targets" each day for the kiddos! =) Are you able to share?

  3. I love the targets! They are great for teaching the reading comprehension strategy of Synthesizing too. I would love for you to check out my blog. I have TONS of *free* printables!

  4. Amanda, I am a media specialist who uses a week A, B, C schedule for classes. Would you mind sharing where your graphics came from so that I can make a C to go with your A and B? I would love to use this to display in the library window so that teachers know which week it is. Thank you!


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