Day 1 included The Book Whisperer. We have talked soooo much about reading and how much I love to read....I truly believe it is contagious!! We did my version of the Student Interest Survey. Very informative. I highly recommend doing it for anyone who is on the fence. Now, in the past I have always done a interest survey but it has been more "favorites" before (color, food, book, t.v. show, siblings, pets ....) This survey was much more reading/literacy focused. I will do this evey year from now on. Amongst other things Day 1 also included the Daily 5 " I Pick" mini lesson. Here is a pic of the anchor chart we made....I used shoes (saw that on Pinterest, not sure who it belonged to) and they loved it!!!
After the mini-lesson we had our Book Frenzy!! Went awesome and the kids were too excited to fill their book luggage. (forgot to take a pic of them full:( )
I am blown away by the response from the kids!! After they each got 5 books for their luggage one by one they went back to their desks...I have a student from another country so I was working with her and the next thing I know I turn around and all.......I said ALL of my kids were at their seats reading!!!! I did not ask them to read....I just asked them to get their books!!! I was so excited I had to get my roomie (teacher in adjoining classroom) to come look!!
Day 2 we did our 3 Ways to Read mini-lesson and rolled right into launching Read to Self. The Daily 5 book has now become the second most important book in my life right behind my Bible:)) Loving this!!! Thank you blogging friends for introducing me to Book Whisperer and Daily 5!! (CAFE too, just haven't started that yet)