Tuesday, January 6, 2009
From 8:30 to 8:55 a.m. (before the official start of school), students sit in the hallway and help themselves to a variety of books provided for their morning reading.
However, every other Tuesday, we have had a community volunteer come in and read several books to the class during this time. Gayle is wonderful at discussing the book she will be reading, asking questions to check for comprehension while she reads, and adding her own special touch to each book. She scours the library to find just the right books to read -- something that she thinks would be interesting to the children. The students love a break in the morning routine by having books read to them at this time and the chance to get into the classroom earlier! It is a bonus for kids to hear different people's reading styles and questioning techniques. Parents, if you are interested in becoming a morning reader, please let us know via the folder. It is a great way to start off the day!!