Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Synthesis/Synthesize

For Reading this week, our strategy is synthesis (synthesize). I'm not quite sure why we are teaching this so early, but we are blazing ahead!

I've been teaching it using think alouds and think alongs with the reading series, and I have also created an anchor chart (of course! ;) to help the kids.
The kids practiced the strategy today while reading, and I floated to help them come up with the new insights. The graphic organizer they used had them pull out three pieces of information, and then use that information to make an inference about the story (that's when I 'guided' their thinking to use the information).

Tomorrow we'll practice again (our series does 2 days of modeled reading/practice, 1 day of shared reading/practice and 7 days of interactive reading/practice...but the consultant says we can extend shared reading).  I usually follow the structure exactly (my kids are pretty awesome :), but I think that I'll extend the shared to give them a little more practice in doing it together.

Today's Outfit

So this sweater is one of the tops I purchased the other day...I just fell in love with it! (plus it's sparkly! :)

Sweater: Maurices
Gray Sweater, Pants: JCPenny
Shoes: Payless

Sorry for the blurry picture...I didn't realize it until I was uploading!






Yesterday's Outfit
Sweater, Shirt: Kohls
Pants: Dockers
Shoes: DSW

We have our staff party on Friday, and I have another sparkly top to show you then. Here's hoping we can party well!



Smiles and Sunshine,
Kaitlyn

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