Today started off just as every school day starts.
Each group received their two morning clues, we learned perimeter of polygons, and had snack.
The logical thing to do with this much excitement over books was obviously to stop what we were doing and get in a pretty intense independent reading session.
After giving the books to the students who ordered them, it was time for me to choose readers for the books I ordered for the classroom. When I asked for volunteers, it was as if I asked the students to volunteer for extra recess.
Every hand in the classroom was raised for EACH title.
After struggling to select just one, each book had its own new reader. As you can see by the looks on their faces, it’s like the won the lottery. The reading lottery.
Katie: I Survived Hurricane Katrina (So far it’s about a boy whose family gets washed away by the hurricane)
Phoenix: I survived The San Fran Earthquake (In chapter 4, I read that Leo lost all of his gold)
Cody: What was The Battle of Gettysburg? (I’m on chapter 6 and it is cool because it tells you much information about the battle of Gettysburg)
Aidan: I Survived The Shark Attacks of 1916
Jack: I Survived The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor (So far, I really love it. The cover picture makes me think it will be really cool).
Trey: I Survived The Attacks of Sept. 11
Riley: Notebook of Doom # 2 (You meet new creatures in the beginning of this book just like the first one!)
Ethan S: I Survived The Battle of Gettysburg (By the cover, I can tell that it’s going to be a really good book. I predict that the character on the front is going to chase after someone by how he is staring off into the distance).
Miss Kourtni: Who Was Roald Dahl (I didn’t realize his life was full of so many struggles and successes. It’s amazing that he published a single book with all the obstacles he overcame)
I’m loving the excitement. I don’t mind that the reason the kids are unfocused right now during Writer’s Workshop is because they can’t stop talking about their new books.
We love reading in 3M.