Hi y'all! My name is Courtney and you can also find me over at Swimming into Second.
I'm so excited to be an author on this awesome new blog. I've really enjoyed reading about all the other authors who have already introduced themselves.
Here's a little about me.
I am a southern girl from Tennessee. I say y'all way too much. I'm always drinking half and half tea (half sweet and half unsweet).
I love sports especially Tennessee football and Atlanta Braves baseball. In the fall, you can always find me with 100,000 orange-clad people at Neyland stadium. Can you tell that I can't wait for football to start?
I love to read. I am constantly buying books. I have shelves and shelves of books in my classroom and at my house. I always wish I had a library in my house like all those fancy houses do.
I love to go to the movies. I hate to clean. I absolutely love watching HGTV. I am obsessed with blankets.
I am addicted to Spin class but I can't spin right now because of my broken ankle. It's killing me!
This will be my ninth year of teaching. I have taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade. Second grade is my absolute favorite!
Okay, so that's me in a nutshell.
Now, the reason you are all here..the freebie. I kinda got carried away on my freebie so I hope you like it. This year, I want to do better at keeping track of how many books my students have read and if they are reading at home. Doesn't it just kill you when they don't read at home. Ugh! I had a student last year that struggled so much and I spent so much time with him trying to improve his reading. I could tell he wanted to read better but it just wasn't clicking. Around February, the light finally came on. When I asked him what the difference was, he told me that he had started to read at home. Umm, I think I was encouraging that all along. I was so glad that he finally was reading but who knows where he could have been if he had started reading in August.
Okay, back on track, my exclusive freebie for you is a reading packet with a reading survey, reading logs, and a reading goal page. I've even included a banner (3 versions) that you can use for the title of a bulletin board with your kiddos' reading goals on it.
I hope you can use this pack in your classroom! Click on any picture to download.
I would love for you to come visit me at my other home! Click on the image below to head over to my blog.