My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.

February 2, 2012

Reading in Random Places

It's a week of ACCESS testing for our kindergarteners, so I've given up my cozy little space.  The kindergarten teacher so appreciates my little room - it's perfect for testing.  It's a cute, little room (with a door!) in the library, painted blue, with LOTS of books.

I miss it!

I'm working in the library today in our very overcrowded school.  We are hoping that our school board will vote for an addition.  There are 4 learning spaces already in the library - I'll be the 5th today!  There's a small group space in the back (with windows, but no walls), a mini lab and a computer lab that host all grades, all through the day, and the library counter and read-aloud space.  Our program assistants float in and out with students to the tables as well.

Today, my developing readers will have the extra challenge of staying focused amid all this chaos.  I'm hoping that they can still get some reading, writing and thinking done with all the extra auditory and visual stimuli!  I promise to have lots of patience (and stickers) to help them.

Maybe we'll connect our learning in the library today to the trouble they might have at home focusing on reading when their household is bustling.  Many of them are selective listeners already! :)

I know we can have a positive and successful week as we read in random places!

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