Wednesday, March 8, 2017

My Little Mother Hen

My little Mother Hen bustles about the classroom. My little Mother Hen cleans my round table. And my back table. And the side counter. And the board. My little Mother Hen takes care of everything.

My little Mother Hen loves sparkles and glitter and unicorns and drawing pictures of me on her paper.

My little Mother Hen begs to read Treasure Island with KV, her reading partner.

Wait, what?

KV doesn't want to read Treasure Island. KV would rather read Ninjago or video game books. Or goof off. Or potentially do some art.

My little Mother Hen will sit him down and open to the right page and make sure he reads withe her. She wants to finish and she knows that she is not allowed to read that book without him.

A few weeks ago, during small group time, I started partner reading. I paired up one reader with another a couple levels above them. It's to increase their fluency and reading abilities. Mother Hen was paired with KV.

And suddenly, he was on task during small group time.

She wanted to read all the books in the classroom and because she wanted it, she made him read with her.

I have a student who is my little Mother Hen. She bustles about the classroom. And with her excited and gentle way, she helps keep the other students on task.


  1. This is excellent! I can picture your little Mother Hen so well! ... And this is making me remember that I was called that for a while when I was in high school. Funny. I hadn't thought of that in years! :)

  2. Aw! I want to be like little mother hen!

  3. Everyday I visit your blog I get to meet another one of your students! You know them all so well!

  4. I think all teachers need a little mother hen to keep everything in line.