This year my school began implementing the new Reading Wonders Curriculum.
Since it is our first year with the program, we are being told that we must implement with fidelity. I was and still am overwhelmed with this series. There is just SO MUCH to teach in a weeks time and there are also SO MANY resources. Today I wanted to share with you how I organize my Wonders materials.
We were lucky enough to have the school purchase all of the leveled readers for guided reading groups. The only problem that came with this was finding storage. I pretty much had every single shelf space in my classroom already occupied.. I decided to store them in file folders based on week in my filing cabinet!
I love that the books are put away in the filing cabinet but are still easily accessible.
I have also been creating some supplemental materials to go along with each week of Wonders.
In these units I have anchor charts, supplemental worksheets and task cards to go along with the focus skills for the week.
After the week is done, I take the laminated anchor charts and the master copies of the weekly worksheets and keep them filed away in the folder with the weekly readers. This makes it easy for me to have everything in one place from year to year.
I look forward to next year when all of my copies and already laminated anchor charts in one place and ready to go for that week! It has been quite a bit of work becoming familiar with the program, creating weekly units, and printing/laminating all of the anchor charts in time to teach it…but it'll be well worth it in the upcoming years!
If you're interested in seeing my weekly plans for Wonders, you can check that post out here.