I thought today I might do a quick running record to see how Holly's fluency is progressing. In case you need a reminder or haven't read my last post, she is my 6th grader for whom I bought a spirometer. I am hoping that strengthening her breathing will help her oral reading fluency.
While her ORF has increased a bit, I was disappointed it wasn't more. But then I pulled out my calendar and realized that since she got it on February 8, we have had eleven days of school!! We have had at least one snow day a week for over a month...our 8th snow day occurring just yesterday.
These snow days are wreaking havoc on my program. Days we are in school, I am trying to finish up things we started what seems weeks ago. This is the second warmest winter on record, according to our local meteorologist. I hope the summer isn't the hottest on record because I think we will still be in school in July making these days up.
So, I'm giving the spirometer more time. I have seen some changes...Holly speaks with more volume. And I don't know if it is the increased attention but her confidence is through the roof. She's becoming very extroverted and it is so much fun to see the changes!