"I want to write about what happened at the school in Florida," is the phrase that started the conversation today with my fifth graders. I'll let this email to my classroom families explain the rest. Dear Classroom Families, I'm writing to let you know that we had a whole class … Continue reading Kids These Days
Yesterday, we read Love as a class for the first time. This important book, written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Loren Long, brought about thoughtful discussion and challenged some thinking. For our first read yesterday, I slowly read the book aloud once straight through pausing to allow students to spend some time … Continue reading Book Thoughts: LOVE by Matt de la Peña
I've been thinking lately that my fifth graders need more opportunities to talk about books that they are reading and learn about books that may be new to them. We often do book talks as a whole class and partner talks, but I wanted to incorporate a more fun and casual way to chat about … Continue reading Book Mingle!