Reading logs are so not meant to stress out my students (by design) but they are a self-assessment grade. Each week I give my students a rubric I’ve created to score their weekly performance and explain their grade. I’m amazed by two things: one, they are crazy bananas honest with themselves when they score their logs; two, they are great at holding themselves accountable. Seriously, sometimes these kids are tougher on themselves than I could ever be. It’s been so rewarding to have so many kids come to me over the last two days and say they met their weekly reading goal, finished a book, and read over the weekend and our snow days.
A.K.A.: THE BEST DAY EVER.
I’d much rather it be unseasonably warm but if it must be cold on the day I turn 28 I might as well get to sleep in.