I can't believe we started our third week of school already! It has been a busy but wonderful blur! I have an amazing class this year but there are some challenges. For instance the gap between my "high" students and "low" students is very extreme so I am having to make sure I am reaching all my babies and keeping the others challenged. My co-worker, Brooke, and I have been working together to differentiate our stations in math and reading. Even though my reading program is leveled, I still need something extra to keep high ones thinking. One thing I am doing for my higher students is increasing the difficulty of some activities but including a challenge step for them. The challenge usually involves some critical thinking.
I will get to some of my other challenges in later posts. I am curious though- how do you keep your "higher" kids challenged?