Friday, November 15, 2013

Read With Someone

Most kindergarten, first, and second grade library classes follow the same pattern. The first half of class is time for a whole-group activity like a readaloud or a lesson. The second half of class is time for "book shopping" and checkouts, followed by a chance for scholars to read their books alone or with others. In the library I use the same language as scholars use in their classrooms: this is time for "read to self" or "read with someone." "Read with someone" can look like scholars reading to an adult, like in the picture above; scholars reading to each other; or adults reading to small groups of scholars. The RES library is lucky to have many older scholars, adult volunteers, and staff members who share their love of reading with our younger scholars every week. If you're interested in volunteering, please let me know!

On Friday I got to enjoy lunch with the kindergartners in Mrs. Kent's fabulous cafeteria. These young gentlemen told me, "You'd better eat fast, Mrs. Redford, because WE'RE coming to the library!" So I did, and we had an awesome kindergarten library class that afternoon.

Have a wonderful weekend! - Mrs. Redford

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