We're at that point in the year when everything goes crazy. Big kids are taking SOLs (state standardized tests) and little ones are doing DRAs (one-on-one reading assessment) and MRAs (math assessment) and who knows what other acronyms. Our routines are all thrown off.
We haven't had guided reading groups in three weeks. Next week we could get back to that again. I don't want to go back to what we've been doing all year. We've done it. It's been good but they need something different.
I want to use this last month to set my students up for reading success throughout the summer. I want my lessons to prepare them to continue growing outside of school.
I just don't know how to do that.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.