Saturday, September 25, 2010
New books in the classroom! I brought them in, put them down, and the kids were there. They enjoy going through them as much as I like going through the tables at the Rotary book sale in Brandon. There was a great variety of books this year.
I liked how the two boys were so into the non-fiction book on building bird houses. Even the girls kept coming closer for a look! One kindergartener found a spot under the table near the books to browse and 'read'. The book-loving readers found one they liked and drew back to a quieter place with it.
I used to go through the books and pull out the good read-alouds. Not anymore. They now pick and read the books themselves if they see it before I read it to them -- otherwise they will not. So I get better mileage out of them this way!