If you’ve been around here for a while, you probably know that I like a challenge. I’ve written about a 40 Book Challenge, a blogging challenge, kid’s cup stacking, marshmallow and design challenges, and I’m not sure if I wrote about it, but I took on a half-marathon training program as a personal challenge last fall. And so when another book challenge presented itself recently, of course I was game. It’s just kind of how I roll. 🙂
The #classroombookaday hashtag is one I’ve seen before, and have thought about trying out, but most of the time I’ve caught it too late in the game to get started (I’m kind of an all-or-nothing person, so unless it’s the beginning of the year/month/quarter, etc., it’s hard for me to do). This time around I had already been thinking about it before school anyway, and had been informally keeping track of our read alouds as we got into the first days of first grade. Then, my friend Ms. Turken (@im4students@im4students) and our principal, Mrs. Sisul (@GRRprincipal), both got involved and I knew it was on. There are bulletin boards and tons of books being read and lots of fabulous stories being shared and laughs being laughed. I am pretty sure, too, that it’s a friendly challenge, with each of us cheering the other one on, rather than declaring a winner or counting who’s got the most (right, friends??). I’m super excited about how it’s going already, and am interested to see what kinds of conversations come out of this kind of data collection. I can already see TONS of math in the images I have of our door (which is where we’re tracking our books), and there are many discussions about predictions in our future, too.
Here’s our #classroombookaday data up to this afternoon; we’ve been reading since August 16, so today was day 11.
That picture makes me so happy, and I am interested to see how quickly we fill up the door. There’s really not that much room left! At this rate, we’ve only got about another month or so of space! Then where will we go?? Excited to see. 🙂
What math do you see in our pictures? Have you ever taken on a challenge? How did it go? What book suggestions can you make for us? Please leave us a comment and let’s chat about it! 🙂