Hi everyone! I have made it through my first 2 days of teaching - woohoo!! I have a great group of students and I think we are going to have a good year.
I am just stopping by to share a quick ideas with you if you (like me) are still in the beginning stages of setting up your reading workshop. For more great ideas be sure to check out and link up with Jivey for her linky...
This is my first using reading bins for my students. Here they are lined up nicely by the window (before students arrived and they become unaligned!).
So far we have gone book shopping and now have books in our bins. I took a picture of each student reading to label their bin with (right now they are in numerical order but I do not think that will last!).
And today we decorated the notebook. Each student was given a name label to place roughly in the middle of the notebook. Then I gave them 3 different Scholastic book order forms (SeeSaw, Lucky and Arrow). I do not use my September book orders because we have a book fair in two weeks - but I usually have tons of extra order forms anyway. Students cut out books they were interested in and made a book collage. Then I put clear tape over their work to protect it (idea by Jivey!!).
I also loved this activity because the kids were so excited to look at the order forms (as always) and they were talking to each other about books, and which ones they have read and which ones they wanted - it was a fun way to prepare for reading workshop for sure. Here they are in action.