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Welcome to Mrs. Baudino's 

First Grade Classroom






Social Studies: 




Dates to Remember




How to Choose a Good Book

The Five Finger Test

1. Open the book to the middle. Choose a full page of words. Read the page out loud. Hold up a finger each time you come to a word you don’t know or understand.

2. Hold up one finger (your thumb):
Thumbs up! You knew all but one word! This book will be pretty easy for you.

3. Hold up two fingers (thumb and first finger to make an “L”): “L” stands for learning. You might need some help, but it will be a good learning book for you.

4. Hold up three fingers (3 middle fingers to make a “W”): “W” is for Warning. You can read this book, but it is a warning that it might be frustrating and you may not enjoy it.

5.Hold up four, five, or more fingers. This is a STOP signal. This would be a good book to stop reading by yourself and start reading with a buddy. Find someone who can read this book with you and then look for another book you will enjoy by yourself.



**************************************************************About Mrs. Baudino

My name is Kelli Baudino and I grew up in Dwight, Illinois.  I went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  I then went on to receive my master's degree from Olivet Nazarene University in 2008 as a Reading Specialist.  I taught for six years in the Minooka School District before coming to Seneca.  This will be my ninth year teaching fourth grade. I currently live in Mazon with my husband Eric, and our sons Colton and Jaxon.