A Challenge Behind Us SOL 6/31

The month long writing challenge it is hosted by Ruth and Stacy @ Two Writing Teachers blog. This month’s posts will be dedicated to the challenge and may or may not be teachery! You have been warned!! LoL

Finally the reading challenge is over. I no longer have to think about all those dreaded AR points and taking tests every day. “Did you take your tests today?” “Have you taken your other test today?” “How many tests did you take today?” “Don’t forget to read tonight so you can take your tests tomorrow.” I am sure my kiddos are sick of my broken record. I am sick of my broken record.
Our principal was so proud. We made our goal. We are a reading school. We grow readers. We can really see the growth during this challenge he tells us. It really shows how much they love to read.
But does it really? Or does it just show that they love a challenge?
Whatever the reason I guess reading is reading. And read my kids did do. 421 points in our class alone. If you don’t know AR- our level of books are worth 0.5 points if they pass the test (80 or 100%). So what that tells me is that since January 25th my kiddos have read 842 books. I have 19 kiddos. That’s a lot of READING! I am very proud of my kiddos. My top reader had 44 points-88 books read in one month. WOW!
All in all we have 220 (+-) kids in our school. School wide we earned 4474 points. They will be celebrating with a fun day next Friday. I will get my kiddos something extra they deserve it.
And then we are back to the dull ol way of readingcreating story boards, book reports, reading responses, talking about books, acting out stories, retelling in new ways, making our own booksetc.
But shhhhhh don’t tell anyone we’ve been doing that all along! J
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  1. Wonderful positive way of looking at AR points!!! I have to share this with my students! My middle and high school students struggle with their AR points as they are for a grade. Have fun at your party--you all deserve it!

  2. Ha! I think you're doing great and being a little sneaky, too, Tammy. I imagine that AR works well for you because you do such wonderful things around it and beside it and on and on. Congratulations to you and your school!

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  4. Just found your blog and am now a follower! We do AR at my school also and looks like your class has done an awesome job!


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