Yesterday was the kind of day that makes weekend nights hunched over a stack of essays worth it. I had a great time celebrating reading with your kids; if they had one quarter the amount of fun I had, we’ll consider it a big success.
It wasn’t just meaningless fun, though. As I told the kids, the day was intended to be a party with a purpose. My main purpose was to have every kid identify a reading goal or resolution for next semester. As the day went on, I discovered that most resolutions were falling into three categories:
I took pictures of all of the kids with their reading resolutions--we added some festive costumes to keep it fun. I am going to print and post all of those pictures in the classroom to help us keep those resolutions in mind as we move into second semester. There are a few pictures at the bottom of this post to give you an idea of what we were up to.
What can you do to help support these awesome resolutions?
Ask your students about the resolutions they made and then help them figure out how they’ll begin tackling it! Maybe they need to come ask me for recommendations or perhaps they can check with Mrs. Bratney, our high school librarian, for some help.
Explore some titles with your students! I like to imagine that my kids (ages 3 and 6) will want me to read to them every night until they go to college. Your kids assure me that that’s not going to happen. BUT...it might be cool to read the same book and chat about it. Maybe you could make a reading resolution of your own!
Here are a few lists of great suggestions:
Happy Reading and Happy New Year!
Mrs. Hattie Maguire