Ok, side note....have never even heard of this book!!! Loved it. I love all Dr. Seuss books!! So do my 4th graders. I love to read a page and leave out the rhyming word and they fill it in. They love this too.
Next we did our Circle Map. (Our district loves using Thinking Maps.) Each student shared a place where they love to read. They really shared some neat places.
Then they each drew a picture of where they read and we added it to our Circle Map. (a few kiddos didn't finish today) So it was a fun little lesson to continue promoting love of reading:) On Thursday, we have Book Buddies, a cute group of kinders. I am going to read this story again, letting my kiddos fill in the rhyming words and then my kid's book buddies are going to draw a picture of where they like to read and I will add their pics to our circle map.
And now.......dun, dun, dun, duuuuuuun (that's supposed to be scary music) THE HOMEWORK BLACK BOOK!!!! Just kidding. Before I share I want to say I know teachers have all different kinds of opinions on the subject of homework.....I get it....but my kiddos do have homework. I saw this idea on Pinterest and tracked it back to Alycia Zimmerman who writes for Scholastic. It is called the Homework Black Book and is an organized way to keep track of who and who hasn't turned in their homework. Each child gets a tab in a black binder. Behind each tab is a form (you can get the form at her link). Every time a student doesn't do their homework they have to enter the date, assignment, and reason for not having their homework done. Now I do money (play) as our classroom reward system, so for every entry the student has in the Black Book they lose $10. I also explained to them that the Black Book will be pulled out and shared during conferences.