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Monday, February 6, 2012

Reading Shuffle

At our school we have named our R.T.I. time "Reading Shuffle." During the reading shuffle kids move (hence the word shuffle) to another classroom to be grouped according to their needs and abilities. We combine our first and second graders for this thirty minute time period. Some groups use this time for M.O.P (miles on the page) and read books and take AR tests. Some kids work on P.A.L.S (I forgot what this one is!) and the rest work in small groups on phonics and ESL help. My group is the phonics group with about 6-7 kids each day

When I discovered these blogs that you all are so good at creating, I found the answers to what materials I was going to use to work with my phonics kids. Using the cutesyfied cards and games made it much more fun than using a worksheet.

So my thoughts went into high gear and I wanted to be one of you!

Really! I did!

I was very impressed and I wanted to be a blogger!

 So here I am. . . very proudly making my own and even learning how to add things. . . I'm not an expert by any means, but each day I figure something more out.

Now here are a couple things I haven't figured out:

  • How do you add a signature at the bottom of your posts when you write on your own blog?

  • How do you make your own blog link show up when you write on someone else's posts?
I'd love it if someone could answer those questions for me!



  1. Hi Patty! I'm so excited to follow you and get to comment on YOUR stuff for a change! ;)

    To add your link when you do a comment, you have to use a bit of HTML.

    So- this is what you do:

    < a href=http://www.WHATEVER THE LINK >Add the text that you want it to say< /a >

    Only, don't leave a space in between your brackets.

    So- Mrs. Bainbridge's Blog

    Good luck!

    I can't wait to read up on your classroom!


  2. To add a signature to your own blog, you go to settings < formatting < post template < and then give the image code of the picture of your signature. I just made a signature and saved it to photobucket and then put my photobucket code there.

    This link explains it too :)

    Oh! And I'm your newest follower :)

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  3. Found your blog today via Christina.
    Welcome to the blogging world. I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as I do. As soon as finish commeting here I will be a new follower.

  4. I am your newest follower! Welcome to blogland. If you visit Kristen over at she has GREAT tutorials on how to do all that fancy stuff! =)


  5. Welcome to bloggy world! I'm your lucky number 13th follower!!
    Dianne @ Hopelessly Devoted

  6. welcome to bloggy land!! be's addicting :)

    ♥ Jen
    The Teachers' Cauldron

  7. We call our reading switch time, "Reading Round-up." I am so jealous you can use ideas from blogland. We can ONLY use research based curriculum.

    Chickadee Jubilee

    1. ouch! That would really suck! I find that these phonics lessons that everyone shares here, are very valid and are really helping my kids learn the vowels, spellings, syllables, etc.
      Tell me something. . . . when you add your blog name, "chickadee Jubilee" do you have to put in a big html code each time, or do you have a simplerway?


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