Had a great evening of conferences last week! Makes for a very long day for the teachers, but it is really nice to touch base with the parents.
I try to build a culture of reading and that we are all readers in my room. So to get ready for conferences we made a We Are Readers display. K-3 drew their portraits. We went step by step to draw these and they all turned out so great!
Then students decided on a favorite book title for the outside of the book that went on their portraits. I told the students to bring their parents to our wall and to not tell them which one they drew of themselves. I wanted the parents to see if they could guess which portrait belonged to their child.
It has been a popular wall! I see students standing their looking at the pictures and book titles all the time.
Have you seen the Pet the Cat I Can Read books? So cute! A parent donated one of the titles to my class this year. Students are going to love them as much as the other Pete the Cat books! I have the Pete's Big Lunch and I can think of lots of fun ways to use this book for reading and writing! Now I need to add the others to my ever growing list of books to buy!