Today was the last day of school. Emily (curriculum coach) and I (1st grade teacher) took a moment to reflect on this past year. My end of year DIBELS scores were awesome. We were really proud of them and know that our guided reading plan is working. This was a definite success. Then we turned the conversation over to what some of our failures were…my biggest failure was implementing close reading in my classroom. As I talked to Emily about it, we came to the conclusion that there just isn’t enough money or time to do close reading the way it was meant to be done.