Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pass the Torch

Get Ready for Bloggy Olympics!!!

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Join The 3AM Teacher, the Reading Olympians, and over 80 SUPREME education bloggers as we take you through a tour of the Reading Olympians Root Study Program!!

I first came across Reading Olympians this summer while teaching summer school. I realized that I needed more resources for teaching prefixes and suffixes. My first stop was TpT, and I downloaded the Nike bookmarks. I also made a mental note to go back and look at the program another time.

When I saw this Linky, I remembered looking at it over the summer and was thrilled to sign up! I printed the entire packets right away and told my student teacher that we would set up folders and plan it out on the teacher work day after spring break.

If you’ve read my blog, you know that my son was hospitalized with pneumonia for the last 8 days. We were finally sent home today. Instead of planning with my student teacher on the work day, I was in the hospital with my sick toddler.

I was really disappointed not to teach these lessons. My student teacher was able to look at the packet I’d left on my desk and carry on without me. I pestered her with text messages while my son napped in the hospital, so she sent me some pictures, too.

I requested that they use purple folders to hold all their Reading Olympian materials because my old Latin book from high school was purple. Silly, I know.

Key Ring
I love the key rings and the graphic organizers. There are so many resources to reinforce the roots. The ESE teacher who works with my kids said they really knew the roots.

Prefixes, suffixes, and Greek/Latin roots are big in third grade common core. I love the way this program is organized. The focus is not on a list of words with the same prefix or suffix, but rather learning the meaning of the word part. The sets or units are chunked to make them manageable. 

I should be back at school on Monday and am looking forward to starting the next set with my class!

Discover the program IN ACTION in more K-6th grade classrooms as you Pass the Torch!! Get ideas, discover the progression of the program, and enter the Raffle for a chance to win ONE of the three prizes listed below!!

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  1. Jenny,
    With all that you have been going through, THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this linky anyway! I know that it must have been a challenge and I for one really appreciate it! I'm a new follower!

    Confessions of a Teaching Junkie

  2. I hope your sweetie is feeling better. How scary for him and for you! I'm super impressed that you still managed to post and get pictures. Looks like your kids did a great job. I'm a new follower!
    Have a great weekend.
    Pinkadots Elementary