HI to all my Blogland friends!! I've been MIA enjoying time with friends and family
Well, it's August first and I spent several hours setting up my classroom for the year. I'm in inservices starting August 12 and there are changes on the way at our school. I figure if I can get the class set up then I can devote my time to the lessons, organizing files and all the rest.
I created this I Pick Good Fit Books display for my reading zone. I picked up these great big apples at Teach and Stuff not knowing what I'd use them for. I thought they worked great with my basket. PICK actually stands for the key words....Purpose, Interest, Comprehend, and Know.
I've learned you can't assume third graders make good book decisions. I want them to build their reading stamina but they need to be in the right book if that is going to happen. They really do need our guidance, at least in the beginning. I'll be focusing on getting my third graders trained for independent reading time during the first weeks of school. More on the subject to come...check back!