Sunday, June 10, 2012
One of my favorite ideas is Book Nooks. Kids love to go to their own special spot to read. If you get it a unique name, they are more likely to want to go. You also need to be creative on where you put the reading spot. Under tables and in fuzzy chairs are really popular. But just going to the "poop deck" works, too. (It's just the back of the room on a carpet square.)
Here are copies of the "Book Nook" posters I used last year. They are ocean themed.
Click here if you want the Book Nook Labels.
Click here if you want the Book Nook Signs.
Click here if you want the example of the Book Nook Map.
Here’s one summer project down…If you think about it, the kids spend a lot of time in the hall. They switch classes, go to lunch, go to specials, go to the library, go to the bathroom, go to the office (for good things, of course), etc. We all put kids’ projects up on the bulletin boards in the hallways for others to see the amazing things we are doing in our classroom. But…do the kids really have time to read them? Maybe they stop to read one or two per month on their way to and from the bathroom, but then they risk the chance of getting in trouble because they took too long. (We should stop and think about why they took a long time, by the way. Maybe they WERE reading something on a bulletin board.)
Click here if you want to print the posters