Yes, I did go see the Sisters this summer, and it was THE BEST two days of PD I have had in a very long time. I was so enthusiastic about the CAFE, that I told a colleague...she started it with me, and now, as you know how teachers are, almost my entire staff are on board. It is AWESOME!!! What a powerful, yet simple to integrate, way of explicitly teaching, tracking, and assessing how students read. I love it! We had our Parent Curriculum Night (Meet the Teacher) this week, and the parents were equally impressed!
By the way, great memory. I wouldn't have expected you to remember...you get so many people emailing/blogging with you. Thanks!
I noticed you are getting tables. I had tables and no desks for the last few years in my primary class, but the classroom I took over this year has only desks. No budget to move to tables. With the 27 kids (down from last year!) I have, I wish I did have tables. What a more collaborative atmosphere they create!
Love this website!! Thanks so much to you and Beth for all your hard work, and willingness to share! I continue to be an avid reader...and a big fan!
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