The first day of school was last Wednesday. We are getting into a learning routine and together, we are slowly setting up our classroom.
|Photo by Mrs. Yollis|
1. Read the whole time.
2. Stay in one spot.
3. Read quietly.
4. Get started right away.
5. Work on stamina.
Each day, we have a few rounds of Read-to-Self, and we chart our growth in minutes. We are up to 15 minutes of Read-to-Self time!
Today, we organized our class library!
We took all of the books out of all of the boxes and sorted them by genre. Genre is a fancy word that means we sorted them by kind or category. Some categories were:
realistic fiction, mystery, fantasy, poetry, adventure, sports, and picture books
informational text/science, informational text/animals, informational text/social studies, biographies, how-to books, math, and field guides
Some books were sorted by series because we had at least FIVE in a series.
Finally, it was time to shop for books! Students were allowed to take a reasonable amount.
What makes for a reasonable amount of books for one week?
Students enjoyed working on their reading stamina. In our room, the Learning Lounge, you can read in a variety of places!
Read at a table.
Read on the rug. Read on a bean bag.
Read in our class library.
How did you contribute to the great library sort?
HOMEWORK Due by September 4, 2015
Leave a comment about the book you are reading that provides:
1. Your book's title (Remember to capitalize book titles!)
2. The book's author (Remember to capitalize names!)
3. The genre of your book. (realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, fantasy, nonfiction, biography, history, or another genre)
4. Any additional information you would like to share about your book. (How many have you read from this series? What reading comprehension skill are you working on? Any predictions you'd like to share?)