Since the beginning of the year, we have been working hard to build our stamina during Read to Self. Our goal was to be able to read independently for at least 25 minutes. We knew that if we could do that for three days in a row, that we had built that stamina. This week, WE DID IT!
This graph shows how many minutes we were able to do each day.
And this is what it looks like in our classroom when we are reading. The students get to choose where they sit.
I am beyond proud of how hard they have all worked to get here.
Having lunch at school is a new experience for all of the students. They look forward to eating with their friends and to getting free time in the classroom when they finish eating!
We are continuing to work on building “stamina”. In our classroom, this means the ability to stay on task working independently on our reading goals. Students get a lot of choice during this time and are learning to make choices that will work best for themselves.
As part of our reading program, we’ve been building our stamina in reading to ourselves. We know that to be good readers we have to spend a lot of time reading and we are reading to ourselves a few more minutes each day.