As I try to get back into the habit of blogging regularly, I thought it might be fun to start a series about our classroom library. The classroom library is part of just about everything we do, so it might be fun to share a few times a week how the library impacted our day.
Today was the first day back from spring break. Each time we come back from a break, I have the kids reflect on how their reading went during our time together. They answer a few questions, and then we discuss what went well and what we need to work on. Since we only have one quarter of the school year left, I also asked the kids to reflect on what genres they have been loving this year, and what genres they still need to try.
After finishing up their reflections, one of my readers came up to me and asked if I could help them find a few biographies that they might be interested in reading. We talked for a couple of minutes about her interests. She said that she loves Amelia Earhart, and asked if it would be okay if she some books about her. I smiled, and showed her that in our biography section we have a tub labeled FLIGHT. The tub if filled with biographies about people that are known for their work in flight. She got really excited as we flipped through the books. She grabbed 3 Earhart books, and we talked about how after she finishes those she might want to try other books in the tub.
My hope is that our classroom library meets the needs of all of our readers. Today was a reminder that event after 140ish days of school, my readers are still learning how to find the books they want to read.
I can’t wait to see how we use our classroom library tomorrow!
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