Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pass the Torch Linky!!!

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!!

Do you love the Olympics ! Most people who know me and my future hubster knows that we LOVE all thing sports and always look forward to the Olympics  So when Michelle at The 3AM Teacher and The Reading Olympians offered me the opportunity to participate. in the Reading Olympics, I immediately shouted "YES!" 

The Reading Olympians have developed a comprehensive vocabulary program and when I say comprehensive, I mean COMPREHENSIVE! Each pack is chock full of all the necessary materials needed to support your students as they learn more about roots and participate in your classroom Reading Olympics!! Yay!

So as I said to my students on Monday, as we began our very own Reading Olympics, let the games begin....

I began by organizing all of my materials and preparing for the week's lessons. 

Here are some of the materials included in the pack. The flash cards, raps/chants (students LOVE these), a graphic organizer journal, and a small poster chart with the Nike Root List. 


I met with my students at our whole-group meeting area to introduce the Reading Olympics and the Nike Roots that we would be working with that week. The students were so engaged in learning the word parts and students were constantly sharing words that they knew included those word parts. I LOVED their enthusiasm and it was so exciting for the students that it was difficult to move the lesson through! 

After introducing the Nike Roots that we would be interacting with that week, I gave students a basket of supplies. Students then began to make their own set of flash cards. One side of the card listed the Root Name and Root Definition. The other side of the card listed the Root Rap. 

Here you can see a completed set of flash cards. The students took these home in their Homework Folders and used these to complete an assignment that night. The students were required to study the roots with their parents and go searching for at least one word that contained the root. The students mentioned that they enjoyed doing the homework and that their parents were also engaged in the assignment. 

I absolutely love this shot. Students are working in their journals and I took this photo as they were having a deep discussion about the root fill-in-the-blank. Don't you love hearing your students argue their points?

Overall, I found The Reading Olympians pack amazing!! They included everything I needed in order to implement the program successfully and I saw positive results when I gave them their quiz yesterday -- let me just say that every student will be moving on to Poseidon Roots!

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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Nicole Heinlein said...

I know it is simple, but I loved that you used index cards to glue the flash cards onto! That way, they are thicker and all uniform in size! I did the blog hop with the Jr. Olympians pack and it's fun to see where my kids could go if their 3rd grade teachers did it, too!
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Pinkadots Elementary said...

I love that you sent this home for homework too! I am going to try it for unit 2. I'm a new follower! :)
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