I am so late with this. I am sorry! I have been consumed with creating Back To School things! :-) It has been soooo hot here that I am trying to stay inside. Staying inside means working on the computer....WOO HOO!!
I am linking up with my bloggin' buddy Krissy this week! She is hosting Chapter 4.
I think that when hearing "Read To Self" most Kinder teachers are thinking...SAY WHAT!? Our kids can't read on the first day of school! I will be honest, I think that I was one of those say what'rs (not a real word I know) AND probably louder than anyone else. When I was thinking of starting this study, I knew that I was going in with an open mind and and I CAN attitude! Are you with me? Here we go!
Now, I start school on Wedenesday and our Wednesdays are short days (don't hate me.) The first day goes by soooo fast. Thursday and Friday seem to go by just as quick. I am going to launch RTS on Monday! YES, I AM! :-) Think about the sisters "Three ways to read a book." Our kids CAN do that!
A few things that I want to do this year! First, I want to have a "Big Book of the Week." We will read the same big book every morning during our morning meeting. Hopefully, I will be able to create retelling pieces to go with each book. Think of how many books you will have that your kiddos can retell in the first 2 months of school?! I would love to hear some of your favorite big books and activities to go with them! I am thinking that I will start with Brown Bear, Brown Bear!'
Second, I am going to make some easy readers myself. Books that have pictures and one word on each page. They can "read" these on the first day. I plan on making all different themes/seasons for these. I already have a school theme one done! CHECK! You can get it by clicking on the title page.
I will make sure I post about our progress on Day #4 as we launch Read To Self!