On Fridays, we sometimes turn off the lights and read in the dark with flashlights. Flashlight Friday is VERY popular.
Nothing makes a teacher’s heart sing like a group of students reading together. I took these pictures during our most recent trip to the school library.
As we read Lauren Castillo’s book The Reader this week, it made us think of the places we read. Sometimes, we do “sneaky reading” when no one sees us. Here are some kids that I caught trying to be sneaky in their reading this week. Let me know if you see anyone doing some sneaky reading at home!
You can see all of our tweets about sneaky reading here.
This week we were busy showing off our developing reading skills to others–the kindergarten class and our principal, Mr. Orescanin.
This week I introduced my students to Epic! Epic! is an application with over 10,000 high quality books that students can read or hear read to them. The best part is that the students can choose their book preferences ahead of time so that books that are of interest to them appear on their book shelves. Some students prefer to read paper books, but for those that prefer digital, Epic! is a great option.
We’ve just finished our whirlwind first four days of school. So much excitement getting to know our new friends and learning routines. The first weeks of school are always exhausting ones for the students (and their teacher!) as they adjust to full days of school. My new students were up to the challenge, though. Just look at the eager learners below.