The big idea for the read around is that readers get a short time to preview (we use the word “peruse!”) a book, so that they can then see what they might be interested in checking out (ha ha, library pun) later. The best part is that as long as you match the books to the readers, you can do this with anyone of any age!
So….Mrs. Meihaus set it all up and helped us get started by reminding us of the directions:
We spent the next 30 minutes or so (this part varies depending on how many “rounds” you do and how long you spend at each spot) perusing new books that might be interesting to us now that we’re 2nd graders.
Check out some of our favorites. Mrs. Meihaus had each table choose their top 3 and place them in the middle of the table. Then, when kiddos traded tables, that was the first place many of them started looking.