STAR Time Reading Freebie

I have been slowly, slowly putting things together for my classroom.  I'm procrastinating {I do that really well!} because I can't get into my room for another week and school doesn't start until September.  So, let's call this one small step in the right direction! :)

First up, I made a fun little reading poster to display in my classroom:
STAR Time {Sit Together And Read} will be just like DEAR Time {Drop Everything And Read}, but with an updated name!  Students can grab a book, head to a comfy spot, and read!  We will also have teacher/student STAR Time.  This is just another fun name for when I pull kiddos aside to complete running records, fluency assessments, etc.  I think the special name will make this testing time a little more "appealing" for my firsties! :)

I also made up these simple reading awards.  I thought they would be fun to give to my little  friends after working with them during teacher/student STAR Time.  I made them black & white and plan to copy them on colored paper {like shown} to save on ink!

And keeping with the theme...
I made a reading assessment file box!  I used a different acronym for STAR {STudent Achievement in Reading}, created/printed/laminated another poster, and attached it to the front of a large, clear file box.  I seriously have about 10 of these lifesavers... they come in a few different sizes, they fit in my desk drawers, and they don't take up much room in my closet!


Inside of the box are hanging file folders with sections for all the different reading assessments/score sheets that I need to keep {placement, DIBELS, running records for guided reading, etc.}   I also separated files like "Fluency Assessments" into fall, winter, & spring folders.
There's plenty of room in this file box for more folders, should I think of more!  This is going to help keep me mega-organized, because I never seem to put scores in the same spot twice... which makes it really difficult to find them when needed! ;)

I put all of the above into a little freebie for you, if you want to grab the posters or awards for your classroom!  You can find it in my TpT shop! :)

Have a great weekend!!!

33 comments

Miss Kindergarten said...

OBSESSED!!!!

Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

Love the acronym. I have called my DIRT. Daily independent reading time :) Smiles and stop by anytime!

Melanie Whittaker said...

What great ideas! I love the posters. Thanks for sharing!

Keep 'em Thinking said...

Love it!

Erica said...

I love this! I am going to have to use STAR time in my classroom too! Thanks for the awesome idea!

Erica
Blooming In First

Rae said...

This is such a fabulous idea!! I love, love, LOVE it!!!

Rae
Mindful Rambles

First Grade Buddies said...

Love the colors on your STAR Reading collection!
Tamra and Sarah
First Grade Buddies

Debbie Teise said...

What a great idea! Thank you.
Debbie

Courtney Bartlett said...

I love this freebie! Thanks so much! I start school on Monday so this will really come in handy.

Swimming into Second

Irene Zajac said...

Thank you so much!!! My teachers will love this STAR idea :)

Jodi said...

I love your STAR ideas and would gladly purchase the packet...any chance you'll put it on TPT? I am not a Facebook gal.

Jess said...

Looks great! You're always coming up with cute ideas! Thanks for sharing!
Rambling About Reading

Jess said...

Looks great! You're always coming up with cute ideas! Thanks for sharing!
Rambling About Reading

Mr. First Grade said...

What wonderful freebies!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Andrew
Mr. First Grade

Mrs. Solis said...

I love it! Thank you for sharing this with us!;)

Alma
http://alsolis.blogspot.com

Iteachgrade1 said...

LOVE,LOVE, LOVE this! thanks for the freebie!
The acronym is terrific and I think it will really hook my firsties!

crazymom said...

Adorable, but I'm not on Facebook. Bummer!

Mrs. Wheeler said...

Cute! The signs match your blog! Love it!

Megan
Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
Mrs. Wheeler TpT

Mrs. Wheeler said...

Oh and hahahahaha on Hadar's comment!!!!!!

Gina said...

This is beautiful and such a great idea! Thanks so much for the freebies!

Mrs. Sheehan said...

Your stuff is so eye catching and useful! Thanks for offering this freebie :)
Maribel

Stephanie Stewart said...

Love it ALL!!!

❤ -Stephanie
Falling Into First

Jennifer said...

I love it! Thank you so much for sharing. I will definitely be adding this to my classroom decor.


Jennifer
Darling Little Learners

lorena said...

This is SO GREAT! Thank you for sharing! xo

Erin B said...

I LOVE this idea!! Definitely going to use it in my new primary classroom this year!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

~Erin
Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

Jodi said...

I absolutely LOVE it!

❀Jodi
Fun In First

Meg Grosse said...

I love your post and it really got me thinking... we are getting a new program called STAR (apparently the new version of Accelerated Reader- I don't know too much about it, yet... PD on it in a few weeks.) I think your ideas will fit in great with it! Thanks for sharing!
Meghan
First Grade Hugs and High Fives

Melissa Chae said...

Awesome Freebie! Thanks!

Melissa
Ms. Chae Charges In

Rachel Lamb said...

adorable as always!

Aimee johnson said...

This blog post will surely help me for organizing the things in the right manner. Keep updating us with such informative posts.

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Tracy Kuchta said...

Thank you for sharing. We are using the STAR reading program for the first time this year and it will be a great tie-in.

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Mrs. Sutherland said...

Great ideas!

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