Marvelous Thinkers Welcome
Aspen Elementary School 2018/2019
Epic! Books for kids is a great resources for auidio, read to me and read to self books. It's been named by some, "the netflix of books." Epic! puts out a reading calendar monthly to help support reading engagement and activity at home! Here is one for March! :)
The holidays are here!! Here are a few pics from our Holiday Ornament project! We hope the kids loved making them with us, we sure did. Wishing all of you a very happy holiday season: we'll be ready to work hard again in the New Year! Pride and love is what we think of when we consider the growth these learners have made so far.
Here's to a great start in January!
Ms. Sara, Ms. Mimi and Ms. Kelly
These two sweet kiddos did a great job splitting multi-syllabic words apart using pencils, paper and some dot paint! A little creative outlet goes a long ways. ;)
Lauren and Jaxon are celebrating their reading progress and tons of hard work with a stretch on the floor, a tasty treat and a fantastic read aloud! Iggy Peck by Andrea Beaty is one of our favorites: a well-written, inspirational story that incorporates rhyming while encouraging any reader to follow their dreams. We love it all!
Gratitude...It Just Feels Good.
We are so very grateful to work with these precious children, their wonderful families and our awesome teachers every day! We hope you all have a very full (on multiple levels ;)) and happy Thanksgiving this next week while spending time with family and friends. We'll look forward to being back with our burgeoning readers in a week!
Get It in Writing
Our 4th Graders are busy crushing books this year and reaping the benefits in multiple ways! Aside from increasing their fluency, comprehension and enjoyment of reading, they are bringing friends from outside of the Reading Room in to join the fun! Here, Chloe and CoCo have chosen to celebrate Chloe's latest Punch Pass completion by working on literacy skills and bringing shaving cream into the mix. Who knew spelling, writing and reading could be so much fun?!
** Research says that writing actually improves learning, so...why not? :)
Plenty of Practice!
These wonderful Kinders are cementing letter names and sounds by doing lots of different activities to practice their skills.
Happy School Year!
We are so excited to get this year started in the reading room! We've been anxiously awaiting time with students and it's finally here! It's going to be a fantastic year!
May Reading Challenge
Here is a fun reading challenge for the month of May! Keep those kids focused and on their game before school gets out.
Kelly OBranovic has spent years in first grade teaching kids to read! It's one of her favorite things to do! Now she works as a reading specialist at AES! She is a lover of books, all ages, all kinds. They're a work of art!
For quite some time now, Sara Reveal has been teaching at Aspen Elementary School--and loves it! She has taught first and second grades in the past, and now enjoys teaching literacy. While being passionate about helping children find their love of learning, Sara is especially determined to help students cultivate a feeling of joy and wonder when reading.
Lauren loves everything that has to do with kids and numbers! Her motto... "Math, No Problem!"
What are WE Reading?
BAS Scoring Guide
BAS Reading List by Level
High Frequency Words (K-2)
BAR Scope and Sequence
HFW Rainbow System