Monday, September 30, 2013

"I'm engaged to my book!"

Last week, I used Laurie's idea (from Chickadee Jubilee) and taught her lesson on the three types of readers.
 
Pretender
Dutiful
Engaged
 

It was perfect! My kiddos were so excited to tell me how they were engaged in their books the rest of the week--although it was cute to hear some of them say, "I'm engaged to my book because..." I did explain that we were not talking about being "engaged" to be married, but many of them stuck with that idea. Ha!
 
I'm also linking up with Angela from:
 
Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

 
 And Jean from:
 
Diving Into 2nd Grade
 
 
For:
 
 
 
I love the entire idea behind this linky! Click on over to one of their blogs to read more about it.
 
Here's two of my quick tips this week.
 
Checklist!!!
 
 
If you've been following our blog very long, you may have heard of this little time-saver before. I have my list of things I need to do every day slipped inside a page protector. As I accomplish things on the list, I cross it off and when the week is done I can use it all over again. The best thing is that it keeps me focused! PROVEN - I leave SO much earlier each night when I actually USE the checklist. Love it!
 
Dojo Prizes Simplified!!!
 
 
I have been using Dojo a lot this year. I found this awesome prize book from Mrs. Goodwin at ilive2learn ilove2grow (I changed it up a little). I was struggling with the "choosing" part. It was taking up my entire "Fun Friday" time which I usually like to use for accomplishing things on my Friday checklist. It took me long enough...but I came up with this idea. Slipped the pages into page protectors. Now the kiddos sign up during Fun Friday and I don't have to walk around asking them what prize they want, waiting for them to decide, and finally recording what prize they want. Last week I walked them through it because it was new, but this Friday I will be free to work while they are having some FUN!
 
Hope you're having a great week! Head on over and link up your quick tips!
 




9 comments:

  1. I love Laurie's blog and her ideas. Engaged to books doesn't sound like a bad plan at all. :)


    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. I know! It is so funny to hear them say it, but definitely not a bad idea. :-)

      Crystal

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  2. I love this and pinned it! I'm going to use it in a mini-lesson tomorrow!

    Thank you!,

    Elizabeth

    Seconds at the Beach

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    1. I hope it was a success! Thanks to Laurie I've had lots of engaged readers lately!
      Crystal

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  3. Oh. My. Goodness!! I SUPER LOVE your idea for your to-do list! I especially love how you have tasks listed to do for each day to keep you focused. I am totally stealing this idea! Thanks for linking up!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

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    1. Hi Angela. I hope the checklist works for you!

      Crystal

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  4. Thanks for the blog shout out. It made my day! 3 Kinds of Readers is one of my favs!
    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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    1. Well, thank you for sharing such a great idea! It worked beautifully!

      Crystal

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  5. Wonderful! So simple. I also can be helpful here :) I am sure at least once in your life you had to fill out a form. I use a simple service http://pdf.ac/3CENKU for forms filling. It definitely makes my life easier!

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