Welcome to my first CELEBRATE Link-Up post. This is a fabulous idea from Ruth Ayres in which we write about something to celebrate each Saturday. I am looking forward to participating in this link up each week and hearing about the awesome things happening in everyone's classrooms.
I have a lot to celebrate in my reading workshop:
- Every single one of my 8th grade students has a book that they are enjoying!
- In a conference a student spontaneously mentioned that the strategy we are focusing on is helping him to stay with the story.
- Another student celebrated the fact that she was on page 100 of the book she is reading. She mentioned that she doesn't usually get past page 5.
- When I announced on Thursday that we were just going to read for the entire time, multiple students cheered.
- I was able to sit down with my book and read with my students the whole reading workshop.
- My students are reminding me to read aloud because they are so interested in the book. I love the opportunity to teach a little bit about other parts of the world and about animals. We are reading Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
- I can offer my students even more titles to read because my Donors Choose project was funded. I purchased 3 Kindles so that I could share the Kindle titles I own with my students.
- Students in my other Language Arts classes are noticing the books I have and requesting to borrow titles.