Five for Friday and a Giveaway!

1.  I'm almost better, but I am exhausted!!!  I wish I had a magic wand (or a fairy godmother) to clean, cook, and be a chauffeur.
2.  I've been helping screen students with the Quick Phonics Assessment. It is really a good tool to help pinpoint phonics difficulties in older students.  We have LOTS of new students in grades 3-5, and this assessment has helped me so much in terms of making sure they receive the correct intervention.  It came with the Benchmark Phonics Spiral Up kit.  We use this kit to help supplement some phonics instruction during intervention, but we don't rely on it as our only intervention.

3. I need a good book to read!!!  Any suggestions?

4.  My son came home from school this week with a book he made about needs and wants.  My favorite page was the following:
Something I need
Something I want is.... a melen dolores.

5.  We are hoping to have our school wide "walk to intervention" up and running by October 1.
Every grade level has a 30 minute time block where students are either working on reading skills (and applying these skills) or reading enrichment. Most grade levels are able to have 3-4 extra support staff helping during this time, which helps makes the groups smaller.  It has been a truly collaborative effort to get this started!  I'm super excited because this is in addition to guided reading and reading intervention. 

Don't forget to enter my fall giveaway!


  1. I love watching the leaves turn colors. I have the most beautiful maple tree outside of my classroom window and it always looks amazing in the fall.

  2. What a lovely 'five for friday' read!

    Definitely loved the 'melen' instead of million haha!

    I love fall because it means it's almost Halloween!

    Best wishes,

  3. Hi Bridget! I just found your blog! :) I want a "melen" dolores, too! SO cute! I have the back to school sickness, too. :( AND am exhausted. It's tiring anyway, then throw being sick on top and wow! I love the smells of fall- the leaves, apples, pumpkins.
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  4. I loved reading your five. Your intervention sounds really great! Our school works together like this for guided reading and reading interventions, and I think it is the greatest thing ever!

  5. Love your son's answer- I would like that too! A GREAT book is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Love it!
    Conversations in Literacy

  6. Fall is my FAVORITE season of the year.... When it finally gets to our neck of the woods (deep south), the air turns crisp and clear, and the sky is SO clear! And, I can finally wear sweaters!

  7. Bridget,

    Gosh, I wish I had a melon Dolores too! Adorable!
    I just finished reading The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison. It reminded me a lot of Gone Girl, if you like that style of book.

    The Rungs of Reading


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