Today I am joining over 180 bloggers who are sharing their bright classroom ideas. Unfortunately, I did not participate last time but I found wonderful ideas that I am using already!
There has to be a procedure in place for this to run smoothly. I get asked a lot how my class accumulates so many AR points. I truly believe having this system really helps! I DO NOT let my students take tests while I am teaching whole group. They take tests all day long. I do let them take tests if they are in "Read to Someone" or "Read to Self" during our Daily 5 rotations. They even take tests at recess although that is not required. My students are required to take at least one AR test daily. They have to have their test done by recess otherwise they lose it.
Here are the steps that I teach over & over until it is running smoothly.
This photo was my AR line in the beginning of the year. I switched to the circle numbers so we could fit more in each row. Until my students got to know everyone's student number, I placed a class list next to the AR line for them to refer to. They simply walk up to the person & tell them they are up for AR.
Even if you don't use AR in your classroom this system can work for many other things. I hope you are able to use some of my ideas.
Since this is a blog hop, you're not done yet! There are over 180 bloggers with bright ideas posted and you can hop all the way through. Next up on the hop is Stephanie from Teaching in Room 6 . Head on over to her blog to check out her Bright Idea!