I just discovered your site and I am in awe of all the wonderful resources that you so generously share. I am a second year teacher. I taught first grade last year and I am teaching fourth grade this year. AR is a big part of our school and we are not only required to participate, but it is a mandatory grade for our students. As a new teacher, I can see the negative effects it has on my kiddos, but I was at a loss as to what to do. After reading some of these posts, I think I am going to incorporate some sort of reading log where my kids can read materials of their choice and earn AR points towards their "goal". It is easier to ask for forgiveness! After looking at your amazing classroom I am planning my room for next year with a more thoughtful library, including comfortable chairs and cushions. Thank you so much for your passion and wealth of knowledge and resources. I am so thankful to have found your site!!
C. Springs, CO
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