Friday, February 26, 2016

Read, Read, Read, Read, Read

...AND read some more!  If you asked us what we did today, that would be our answer!  We had a day full of reading!

Morning work time included practice reading the books we would be reading to our 2nd grade friends!

We started the morning with an extended opportunity to read to ourselves!  Students either borrowed a book from Mrs. Hoyt or brought one from home.  Each person spent some time reading a Dr Seuss book in preparation for an opportunity to read with the 2nd graders in Ms. Varrells' class.

We were read to by the second graders AND we took a turn to read to them.  We also played a fun phonetics game that will help us become better readers!

Mrs. Hoyt listened in on a story or two!

Then Mr. Lyons surprised us with a practice Code Blue and since we were doing such a fabulous job sitting quietly Mrs. Hoyt did a whisper read aloud of Big Al! We really had to concentrate and pay attention!

We huddled together and Mrs. Hoyt whisper read Big Al during our practice Code Blue.

We visited the library to explore and select new reading material, and some of us found a quiet spot to take in a good book!  Then we enjoyed listening to Ms. Carney read, Stellaluna!

Joel found a good book and quiet spot in the library!

Lots of great texts were found at the library today!

Our afternoon lessons focused on practicing subtraction skills and playing a fun game with the 100 chart, but Mrs Hoyt squeezed in a little more reading time!  As we completed our math assignments we were able to read our math books and were invited to complete a mini book review on the book we read.  We have a fun selection of math books to read!  Some of the current favorites receiving high marks are recent read aloud,  Zero by Kathryn Otoshi,  5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed,  and of course One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss! Our recommendations have been forwarded to Ms. Carney so she can advise other students at Pine Glen about our book reviews.

To top off our day of read, read, reading Mrs. Hoyt assigned homework to read, read, read!  Students can select books of their own or can log onto their Raz-kids accounts to select a book from the electronic library!

Room 103 friends are welcome to bring back their Dr. Seuss books next week as we will be celebrating Read Across America on Wednesday!

P.S. - We would love to read your blog comments when we gather in school on Monday.  Please feel free to share this blog with family and invite them to comment.  We will READ your input as a class!

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