Every year our grammar schools have a Read-In. Each child can bring a parent or other special adult. The adults bring books and a blanket to sit on (like a picnic!) The whole school stops everything and the adults read to small groups of kids all around the school… in classrooms, in the hallway, etc. Everywhere you look, people are reading.
During a normal school day, they also have "DEAR", meaning "drop everything and read". That’s when the kids take out the books they’re reading (that they choose) and read for 20 minutes or so.
What great ways to show kids how important reading is!
Many thanks to Iris for the photo!
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October 19th, 2010 at 8:41 pm
Thanks for posting the pick I took of you, Lisa! Great blog! How fun and cool! I was thinking of starting one but don’t know what topic to pick!! I have so many interests…what would I start it on? Hmm….any suggestions on how I can get one going? How long have you started this and what motivated you to do this?