Thursday, September 15, 2011

Great Reading Resource!

This year I have been introduced to a great reading resource. A lot of you may already use it, but for those of you who are new to teaching, you will love this!

The Florida Center for Reading Research is a great tool to use. You can find individualized lesson plans for specific reading lessons.

Here are the steps to find the specific lessons:
1. go to
2. on the right hand side click "Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading" (FAIR)
3. scroll to the bottom and click the last choice "FAIR student activities search tool"
4. click on what category you want
5. select your grade level
6. click show results

Hope you enjoyed my little piece of information!
Mrs. Crouse :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011


What a week it has been!
I have experienced my first "AIMSWeb" testing week. I am testing all the kids in our school {K-8} and I am tired! I still have 2 more days worth of testing. It has been a great learning experience though. I have been learning the names of all the kids (not that I can still remember them!).

Tonight was open house and I got to meet a lot a parents. It was so nice to really feel a part of the school. I really love my school. I am very hopeful that I will get a teaching job there sooner than later. As a reminder, I am a title 1 aide. Although I get my own classroom with this, it is still not the same as being a classroom teacher. I am excited to get my own classroom and my own group of kids! :) I just can't wait. But for now I will just be patient and wait for the Lord's time to place me in the perfect grade/class/school.

Thanks for listening!
{Mrs. Crouse}

I added a little more to my classroom. The months of the year and touch math numbers
Here is the rest of my room (which I obviously don't use or have a need for)
Any suggestions of how to cover all this stuff?