Word Whiz!

I can honestly say that winter break this year was a much needed break!  The last couple of weeks before break were BRUTAL between working on my masters and everything else going on in life.  Luckily, my in-laws take us on a wonderful vacation every year during winter break.  This year we left on the 26th and headed to Arrruba!  Not Aruba, but Arrruba!  I looove how the locals roll their r's.  It was wonderfully hot and beautiful.

I'm all ready to go back to reality…I think!

Monday will hopefully(we have major snow in the forecast!) be my first day back to school.  As I'm preparing to head back to school I'm reflecting on the past semester and what my kiddos really need to work on moving forward.  I am going to keep pushing them with their sight word identification.  
I will give each one of my kiddos has a list, most of my kids start with list 1, but it depends on their current level. They have the opportunity to practice their list during word work and it is also a homework requirement. I orally quiz each student on one page of his or her list two or three times a
week. I do not quiz EVERY student each day.
  I ask the students if they feel ready to be quizzed.  If they do, then I quiz them.  Each student is quizzed at least twice a week, some kids may NEVER feel ready.  :0)  Once they have mastered a page of five words, I whole punch next to the words. When they have mastered the entire list, I make a big deal of it! The whole class sings a superhero tune and they become “Captain Word Whiz” for the day! I picked up a cape that they can wear, give them a certificate and they get their new list. They have the chance to design their own superhero on their certificate!  I post their word whiz pictures on our classroom Instagram and website, the parents go bananas over it!  

If you want to see more about Captain Word Whiz, head on over to
my tpt store!

Look at that handsome dog, he makes me happy to be home from paradise!

Have a great week!

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