Do you know what makes our school the best place in the world? Other than the rock star teachers and creative little learners, it's the community that surrounds us. It's our classroom community, our school community and our small little community where we all live and support each other. My students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! Our school is the only elementary school in our small town, so we really are a tight-knit family. That means if they need something, we work for it. If they make a mistake, they learn and grow from it. And if we can make our learning more meaningful and fun, we do it! Our students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! However, back in August, many of our students and staff were exposed to a world they've never seen. Our community slowly began to disappear under water. Hurricane Harvey impacted many of our lives, but wouldn't know the loss by my the kiddos bright and shining faces you see each day, or the perseverance they show, or the kindness and friendship they pour from their hearts!
Kindergarteners are so excited to become fluent readers. As they are getting more secure in their reading skills they are very motivated to read fun, exciting books. Last year I quickly learned that books that feature Biscuit the Dog were a favorite of all of my kiddos. They read them over and over and Biscuit’s stories were able to encourage and engage even the most reluctant readers to become engrossed in his daily adventures. I have even purchased some plush Biscuit dogs for the students to read to, take on their own adventures, and then come back and write/share their experiences with the class. That being said, my class would greatly benefit from copies of Biscuit books as well as the read a long CDs to support beginning readers.
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