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Friday, December 2, 2011

Read 20

Read 20 is a reading program that encourages students to... READ! Read at least 20 minutes every day! Today my class, along with Mr. Russell's, got to enjoy one of Read 20's volunteer readers, Stuart Payne. This guy is good! A few years ago, we came as the Big Bad Wolf and I had him sign our copy of the book he gave the class as "A. Wolf".

I know the kids had a great time! He started by singing a song. Click {HERE} or watch it below.

Now, he read 3 stories total, but I'm not sure how many this post will allow me to share. We'll see!

The first story was about a little boy who built a perfect sand castle. It reminded me of the "If you give a mouse..." series. You can watch the story {HERE}or watch it below. You'll notice that one of my brilliant students mentioned not flying a kite during a storm, and Mr. Payne mentioned Benjamin Franklin! I love making connections!!

The second story was called Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe.

I had to step out of the room, so Mr. Russell had control of the camera. Not a bad job for a rookie! :)
Watch the video {HERE} or watch it below.

The last story was called I Ain't Gonna Paint No More. It follows the same rhyme patters as the song It Ain't Gonna Rain No More.
In the video you can hear Mrs. Green, our librarian, pointing out that the students have seen a book from this author before! Last year the students received a book titled I Like Myself, which was written and illustrated by the same people who wrote and illustrated this book!

Watch the video {HERE} or watch it below!

Thank you Mr. Payne for reading to us, and thank you, Mrs. Green for always making sure that our literary needs are met!

p.s. all of the students in my classroom and Mr. Russell's classrooms went home with free books!

Thank you, READ 20!!

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