This morning the students all chose a book they were reading to recommend to their friends. It was interesting to see that some students chose paper books while others chose digital.
All of the students remember being read to by the “big kids” when they were in kindergarten and look forward to their turn to be the readers. Today was the day!
Since 2000, the TD bank has given a free book each year to every grade one student in Canada. Because of a mix-up in the number of books my class needed, it was nearing Christmas by the time our books all arrived. With all of the busyness and special things that were already going on in our classroom last month, I saved the books for a special day like January 18th!
This year, the free book is called I’ve Lost My Cat. The students loved the repetition the book contained and after hearing and reading the story themselves in several different ways, they went home ready to try to read it to their parents.
Thank you TD Canada Trust!
Every child has different interests in books he or she wants to read. Just look at the variety that were taken home in backpacks tonight!