Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Small group planning

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Spread around me, 37 pounds of thick, generously endowed reading books to reference. Some at my feet on the ottoman, one near my elbow opened to a page with the heading, "self-monitoring and self-correcting." To my right, stacked flush, are recently analyzed running records; that special evidence of approximations and partial knowledge, ready to build on. Add to that, a bit of straight up accuracy. I'm topping it off with a good mechanical pencil, planning template, and my warmed with the microwave, aroma therapy pillow collaring my neck. A necessity after moving around with those 37 pounds of books, I think. Look out guided reading group! Lesson on the way.

2 comments:

elsie said...

Love the way this reads like a recipe, a complicated recipe, one many don't want to use when they create small group plans. But so worth it when implemented. Good for you!

booksavors said...

I noticed the recipe style as well. Very unique. I hope your groups are going well.
I missed reading your slices. I hope you will join in on Tuesdays for Slice of Life.
Wanted to let you know that I updated my tabs on my blog. I explained it on April 10th's blog entry.
Happy spring. :)MaryHelen