Yesterday we had a 1/2 day. Just about one a month, teachers and students are released early and we head to an afternoon of professional learning (and yes, kiddos head home!). Check out some pictures of the fun and learning we had during our morning together. 🙂
Have you seen the SUPER AWESOME patio we have on the back of Rms. 111 and 112? Yeah, it’s pretty amazing. We have plans for how we can use this place for whole group situations (anyone wanna buy us an outdoor rug?), or maybe adding some different seating so kids or groups could work out there on nice days. On this day, it was perfect for a picnic lunch with our first grade friends. I think it’s funny how few students that looks like, but trust me, there are 40 kiddos and 3 adults out there in that space together. 🙂
AND…since it was so nice, we ventured outside to read again (remember the post about how reading in the trees makes you feel good?). Since we could only go to our front yard and we only had a little bit before it was time to go home, Ms. Turken and I gave kiddos the choice of reading-to-self or listening-to-reading while we were out there. As is usual, we were about 50/50 in each place.
There is just something different about reading outside, in the sunlight with the breeze blowing on you. SO glad these kiddos like it, too! Can’t wait for the next beautiful fall day we can do it again–I still have another great location for us to visit. Stay tuned so you can see what happens next on our reading journey! 🙂