Monday, 14 October 2013
The Writing/Reading Celebration Day
I planned for our first Reader's Theaters. This was a total success. The kids not only worked together to practice, but also reveled in the way their classmates integrated gestures into the acts. I couldn't tell you how many times the kids came up to me and said, "This is the BEST DAY EVER!"
Since I was throwing things together at the last minute, I stopped at the Mobil gas station and was delighted to find chocolate milk and peanut butter crackers. You would have thought these children had never been given a snack before. They were so gracious and well-mannered. I taught them how to give a proper toast to our learning using the reading and writing anchor charts we still had on the wall. We even looked up the meaning of "hear, hear!"
It was truly a special day for all of us. The next time I plan a unit celebration, I won't hesitate to go the extra mile and include snacks. It was worth the extra $10.