Don't get too excited I am so far behind on our family Project Life it is unbelieveable!
But, I wanted to share with you an idea that I had at the beginning of September and just sorta am going with it as it comes!
I think reading is my absolute favorite thing to teach. I can't imagine not teaching students reading and sharing my love for reading.
I really think my last statement is so important. As a reading teacher I find that my love for reading must be seen by my students. I love sharing with them books I read at home and how much I can't wait to get home to finish a book I am reading, or just simply share my thinking about my reading.
Since I started teaching 4th grade I knew I could do so much more with my students as far as encouraging them to read.
So, I had a few PL items left from years in the past and thought I would try something out at school. I took my extra cards to school and had my students write a reading goal for September. At the end of September/beginning of October I had my students reflect on their goal and write a new goal for October.
I haven't decided how I plan to give these back to them at the end of the year, but I am sure it will have something to do with PL plastics:)
My plan is take a few pictures of each student throughout the year reading books!! I just have to find the time to take the pictures:)
What ways have you used your PL other than your own pictures? Do you have any suggestions on how I should give these back to my students?