Testing is over. I just wrapped up a cool reading unit. Report card grades are done for the 3rd quarter ... and I don't know what to teach! The liberating feeling that comes after testing has morphed into a sort of writer's block. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm trying to come up with a bunch of exciting reading lessons, and thought maybe we could share. Anyone have something exciting in the works? Last week, I made a big chart on butcher paper with column's for "Things I Think I Know," "Questions I Still Have," "Facts I Learned" and "Connections I Made." Each kid met me on the rug with Post-Its and a clip board, and as we read the book Henry's Freedom Box, they each got to write one comment for each column. Then, we shared and added the stickies to the chart. It was so colorful and full of cool learning - I hung the finished piece on the wall! Got that lesson from the Scholastic website.