Accelerated Reader (AR) program. The upgrade has given our students access to 150,000 AR tests. It also gives teachers and parents better reports and monitoring capabilities. I am very proud of our parent representatives for their persistence and efforts to make this happen. THANKS!
Accelerated reader is a tool that allows us to manage and monitor independent student reading. Just like anything else in education AR requires a teacher, student, and parent/guardian commitment. Our goal is to get students reading regularly on their reading level and increasing their love for reading through monitoring, conferencing, and recognition/incentives.
I am a proponent of independent reading management programs (AR or Reading Counts) because in the right hands they motivate students to read and they provide teachers, students, and parents helpful reports that can be monitored. As a classroom teacher, I utilized AR to motivate my students as well as myself to be the top reading class in my school. I believe that this was one of the reasons for my success and recognition as a successful classroom teacher.
You can access the AR by going to the following links:
Student or Teacher Log-In
AR Book Finder
Sunday, February 9, 2014
|Rest stop at FL boarder|
Overall, the trip was amazing. We had to work around Mother Nature during this trip, but the hands-on experiences in the water were very interesting and exciting. We were able to see a number of manatee in the wild at King's Bay. There were two right beside the boat when Captain Larry lowered me into the water. It was a great experience. Other manatee were so playful and friendly they were face to face with several of our crew.
|Capt. Larry taking us |
out to King's Bay