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We Are Readers!


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.  

Pete the Cat I Can Read Books

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!

12 comments:

  1. I love your pictures, Lori! Pete the Cat books are so cute, aren't they?
    Carla at Comprehension Connection

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    1. Thank you, Carla! We had a good time making the We Are Readers display. :)

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  2. Love this as a giant bulletin board for the school- such a great way to encourage reading all around!
    Aylin
    Learning to the Core

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    1. Thank you so much, Aylin! It would be great as a giant bulletin board!

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  3. That bulletin board makes me smile :) As a parent, I love walking into school and seeing displays like this!!!

    :)
    Bridget
    Literacy Without Worksheets

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    1. Thank you, Bridget! I hope they parents enjoyed the We Are Readers as much as we did at school. :)

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  4. What a great bulletin board! I'm pinning that.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara! I am glad you liked the We Are Readers board and thank you for pinning it. :)

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  5. Your wall is wonderful! (I saw it on Pinterest before I saw it on here. I didn't know where it came from. Now I do, and I'm not surprised it came from you!)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. Thank you so much, Tammy! That is funny that you saw our We Are Readers on Pinterest before you saw it here. :)

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  6. I love this bulletin board display! My kids would love making this I'm sure!
    We won't be doing our conferences until the end of Nov. as we are doing things a little differently. The district has moved to a new format - no letter grades or formal written reports; instead, the notes from the conference are the official report and it's just a general checklist with a section for goals. Quite different, but I'm sure looking forward to skipping all that report writing and printing!
    Susanna
    Whimsy Workshop Teaching

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    1. Thank you, Susanna! I think your kids would enjoy making a We Are Readers board too. I would love to hear how it goes with your parents and how they like not having letter grades. I am not sure if our parents would like that or not. :)

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