What a fun day filled with read alouds from so many people. This morning, we started with some silent reading. We then moved on to some World Maths Day activities and then back to reading with David’s mom, Ms. Denkert. She read to the class in Swedish, which was a good experience for all of us. She stopped and translated, and we all got the experience of not understanding a language at first. It sounded like a great story.
This afternoon, we continued celebrating World Read Aloud Day by reading our class novel: The Hunger Games. It’s action-packed, and no one wants to ever stop listening, but we needed to move on to…students reading aloud to each other. During our literature circle this month, students have been reading to each other from the book, Locomotion. It’s a novel in the form of free verse poetry. Challenging, but interesting.
From literature circle, we went for our guest speaker, Ms. Chen, from the office. She loves poetry and collected poems for the students that she read. Most were in English, but she also entertained us with some Japanese haiku.
Finally, we came back to the classroom for another parent reader, Ms. Gardina. Students learned some quirky facts and then listened to Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day.