I am moving to first grade now... I have taught 3rd and 4th mostly. Anyway, I have lots of QUESTIONS!! 1- Do you do reading logs with 1st graders?? I mean, I am guessing they don't all read- so what goes on the logs? Maybe just a checklist for the number of books they read or some sort of graph??? I need a way to track what they "read" during readers workshop. 2- During guided reading, do they read a new book every day? The books are super short! How can they read only one during the week? Do they read one for 2 days? 3- Do you do themes?? Weekly or monthly? 4- Do you do Author studies? 5- Do you do spelling words, or just word wall words?? 6- Do you do free time in the classroom for blocks and things like that? 7- Is telling time an expectation? I usually have the kids "clock in" in the morning when they arrive. I am guessing this is out!! Um, that's all for now! I'd love to hear your responses!