Thursday, November 29, 2012
We Even Read in the Bathroom!
Each week, my class brainstorms words that belong in a word family. They write them in a word work notebook. I write them on a cut-out and hang them in the bathroom. As the year progresses, our bathroom becomes wallpapered with word families. They might as well be reading while they take care of business! I write on the shapes with a vis-a-vis marker and hang them up high. I have had a couple years where some little naughty splashed them with water (I REALLY hope it was water!) and the markers ran. Most years, the kids just leave them alone. Sometimes I can hear them reading while they are in there. I have also used this as a reading station. I give the kids flashlights and tell them to go read the words in the dark. They love it and it's great reading practice!