Today was kind of tricky. I have an unfortunate beginning-of-the-year-my-kids-got-me-sick cold, and it’s taken my voice. 😦 Luckily my throat doesn’t hurt (no, I don’t have strep–don’t worry, friends!), but it’s hard to not talk when you’re a teacher. LOL The hardest thing–especially when we’re in the midst of a #classroombookaday challenge–is the read alouds. I couldn’t NOT read aloud today (especially when there are texts that go with subjects as well as the ones just for fun), so I figured we’d “read” them on YouTube instead. I know it’s not really rocket science, but it’s the first time I’d done it, so I was kind of excited about it.
Today was a 3-book day, and two of them were videos. We started the day with How Full is Your Bucket? for Kids, which is one that kiddos know from kindergarten. It’s a great story, and is a super book to use with kids anyway, but this one was chosen also because we’ve been having some empty buckets at the end of the day lately. 😦 Everyone needed a reminder. 🙂
Check it out, in case you haven’t ever read it (or even if you have!):
Another one we “read” like this was The Night of the Veggie Monster which is a mentor text for our Small Moments writing unit we’re starting. It’s so funny and is a story every kid can relate to personally.
Kiddos were so excited about this kind of read aloud that I might start to incorporate it more frequently just as a change of pace. 🙂
Kids: What did you like best about these stories today?
Parents: What did your learner tell you about our #classroombookaday choices today?
Teachers: How do you use videos for read aloud? What suggestions do you have?
Thanks for sharing your voice!
Jen I can not believe this. I am off school today with no voice, same no pain just no voice. I tried for two days to teach voiceless but it was a challenge. I love this post. Have a good day.
So sorry for you! It’s even more frustrating since you don’t really feel sick, right? Hope you’re up to par soon! Thanks for reading and commenting! 😊
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