Literacy for Life: Part III

The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. ~Dr. Seuss

I just logged off of the Scholastic Book Clubs website, where I used all of my Bonus Points to order 27 board books.  You might think that board books are a bit babyish for our mature 3rd graders, right? Well, we have a Big Project in the works, and those board books will play a big part!

Students in 204 have already spent considerable time researching early literacy, and reflecting on what their own experiences have been as readers.  Check out the blog for our first 2 blog posts on the topic, to see the details. [ Part 1 ]  [ Part 2 ]

As soon as the shipment of board books arrives, the real work begins!  Each student will receive a board book to keep for a few weeks.  They will read that book, upside-down, backwards and sideways until they are expertly fluent.  When everyone is ready, I will record them reading their chosen book and burn their recordings onto a CD.

Enter the gift bags: We will fill each bag with one board book, and one CD, along with a carefully planned, perfectly edited letter…  These persuasive letters will be written to parents of brand-new babies, informing them as to why reading to babies is so important, and convincing them to begin immediately!

In May, we will deliver all of our gift bags to Falmouth Hospital, so they can be distributed to all the new 2012 babies.  Who knows? If I stay in teaching long enough, I could see one of those cuties in my class someday!!

Visit the blog for updates and more information on this exciting project! We’re so, So, SO excited!!!

HERE IS PART IV of this project

What’s to Come:

:) Short week this week – no school on Friday!

:)   Paperwork for the Living Wax Museum came home today. PLEASE review everything and start asking questions now, so that this project is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible! Don’t forget to mark your calendars for May 30th, as that is the BIG NIGHT!! Requirements will be posted on the blog if you need to reference them.

Dream Big,

Mrs. Brooks

Busy Prepositions this week!