Now that we are back from the October holidays and we have our new students safely settling in, it has been a perfect time to review and reintroduce the Fantastic Five. These are student-led choices of how they will independently be using their time during Literacy CAFE time while Mrs McGrath is able to then meet either individually in conferences or as a small group. We have a tracking sheet so that everyone is doing all five during a week and there are name tracking tags for quick reference. Each week, the Funtastic Five board lets students know what are the “menu choices” for that week in all 5 of the categories: SQUIRT reading (read to self), Partner BUZZ reading, W.O.W writing, Word Work (word detective skills and spelling) and Grammar Slammer. Once we settle into our routine, we have shown ourselves to be dedicated and focused Literacy experts. Keep up the focus and effort!!