Tuesday, March 2, 2010
National Reading Day
I did it.
I celebrated National Reading Day in my classroom today by giving over the class period to reading. I don't know that I have ever done that before - and I had to sacrifice a Julius Caesar quiz to do it - but it was truly wonderful, time well spent. Class began with me reading a story to my classes - it was Little Bo Peep Can't Get to Sleep, which was recommended by my four-year-old when I told her it was "reading day." The class really enjoyed the book, and I enjoyed sharing it with them.
There are times when the un-interrupted opportunity to read is just so special. We brought in some comfy chairs, and some kids sat on the ground. It is the only time I've ever let students put their feet on the desk or chairs. And we listened to some wonderful contemporary classical piano music by Colorado musician Alex Grant.
All in all, it was a day well spent.