I'm linking up with Curious Firsties for Wednesday WOW.
I was watching some of my kiddos read into the iPad tonight. We've been doing this every two weeks for since before Winter Break. I love that I can watch the kiddos and really focus on them (from the comfort of my house) instead of trying to listen to them, take notes and monitor 22 other kids.
I was floored by some of my kids tonight! They use strategies when they are with me, and I know they know many things to try, but I was in awe of what they could do independently. When they read to the iPad, it is not a cold read. These are the books they have in their independent book bags.
I have what I call "the great divide" in my room. Those who are well above where our curriculum thinks kids should be reading at this point, those who are "on level" and those who are below the expectations. My "above" kids blew me away. Reading for meaning, self-correcting for visual and meaning, and some awesome expression.
I can't wait to share my excitement with them tomorrow! Only half my class read today, so I'm looking forward listening to the other half tomorrow night.