Reading Test Prep- PRESTO!


It is about that time to start getting our kids reading for testing. No, I don't believe in teaching to the test. However, I think we are silly not to prepare them at all. That's why I've started doing "Test Prep Tuesday" and yesterday we created this anchor chart that I found somewhere on Pinterest. I did change it up a little based on what I think my students should do. I knew that I needed to make it cute too. :) I love all things cutesy.


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28 Words to Build Character in Kids


Last school year I began my journey in a new grade AND a new district. At my school we would focus every week on a new character word. (Now it’s a monthly word instead.) I used to think that it was annoying and just another thing for kids to think about. This year I feel differently about it. Maybe it’s because of the change from weekly to monthly but now I love the character word!  I try to incorporate it into lesson plans and just every day classroom talk.



I have realized  how important these character words are in trying to help build these little people up into adults.
So I decided to take all the words that our school used last year and make them cutesy for my classroom. Obviously we don’t use all of them because we don’t do weekly anymore but I can still use them when teaching character traits at the beginning of the year in our literacy units!  Every month the character word is on display on the board and our daily announcements include the character word for the month.

You can find the character words in my TPT shop.