At this time of year, my teaching focus is summer reading. We've had great lessons in the library on the topic, watching some videos and sharing the five W's of summer reading with tablemates. At last year's assembly, I put on a skit of sorts, demonstrating with props all the things I'd be doing over the summer, including reading. The piece de resistance of the skit was the unrolling of my yards-long reading list.
So I was personally challenged to come up with something new this year. Since I had shared that one of my favorite places to read was the chaise lounge by my neighbor's pool (my "Where"), I decided to pack a bag for swimming.
The kids chuckled as I pulled out my straw hat, sunglasses, beach ball, goggles, swimsuit (hung it around my neck), coverup, towel, sunscreen, flipflops....what could I be forgetting? "A BOOK!" they all shouted. Ah, yes, there it was! They Stood Alone!: 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference , one of the many books on my to-read pile. I then asked if they wanted to see my reading list....after a resounding "YES!", I unrolled yet another yards-long strip of taped-together chart paper, with about 40 titles on it.
Just trying to set a good example! Can't wait to hear about what the kids read over the summer.