All during the first week of school, we spent our time in activities to get to know each other better. During our second week, we continued, but with the focus of getting to know each other better as learners.
So on Friday during Reader’s Workshop, we held a Reading Museum.
The idea was simple, really. Each reader in our room–including me!–set up an “exhibit” that told something about themselves as readers. Then we went around to each exhibit (after having a quick conversation about expectations–you have to act a certain way in a museum, after all) to see what each person laid out. We made connections to other readers’ books and asked questions we had, too.
Once we were finished, we debriefed on what we had learned during this activity and how it would help us in the future. What a fun way to spend a Friday afternoon!
Check out some pictures from our museum:
Have you ever been a part of a Reading Museum? What books would you put in your exhibit? We chose books that we liked, that we’ve read over and over, that someone read to us when we were little, etc. We’d love to hear about your selections! Leave us a comment, please! 🙂