This is a busy post! Thanks for joining us today! Hope you've got time today on this day off to read through with us!! First up is Currently with Farley. Can't believe it is September already!
Habits of a Good Reader...
We read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books and talked about good and bad ways to handle books in the classroom. Next, our kiddos had free time reading books from the classroom library and practiced putting book back into their correct bin.
Next, we read Reading Makes You Feel Good and took a look at many different materials readers read. We showed examples like newspapers, menus, and brochures. After thinking about how readers read more than just books, the kiddos took some time to read some magazines from the classroom library.
We love this silly story to introduce how readers need to protect their reading time. As a class, we discussed actions that would disrupt our reading time. Then we modeled together the negative things like talking, walking around, and wandering eyes. After showing each negative action, we practiced together the positive action.
For this day, we had the kiddos bring in their favorite book to share with the class. Tamra and I love Olivia, so we shared it with the class. We talked about why that book was their favorite, noticed what kinds of books each other liked, and took some time for the kiddos to share their book with a partner.
We wrapped up the week with this fun fishy story (to go with our O'fish'ally in First Grade theme)! Before we started reading, we chatted with our kiddos about how readers think about the story as they hear it or read it. We encouraged them to practice this as we read The Bravest Fish. After we finished reading, we had the kiddos fill our the organizer below.
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Thanks for reading through to see our funny for today! We are loving our extra day this weekend, so we thought we would find something to give us a little giggle today! Have a great day off!!
Oh, the joys of First Grade!!