I hope by now you’ve read at least part of our journey with #classroombookaday this year. I hope you’ve heard how much it’s impacted the readers in my room to LOVE books, to LEARN authors and illustrators (so that now we can name them by their work as we see them in new texts!), to SHARE their favorites with us so we can all hear them, and how much FUN we’re having reading and reading and reading every day.
Well…one of the things that I guess I didn’t expect to come out of this is the strong connection to WRITING that has come out of this challenge. The reading part made sense, but I love how it’s inspired so many kiddos to write the books that we read!
Of the 316 books we’ve shared 19 OF THEM have been written by Rm. 202 friends! The best part is how the excited of one author had lead to so many more. Of course, some of that is the “famous” factor, and getting their book on the door, but really a lot more of it is just that the writing bug is contagious! Many of the books we’ve written have been inspired by the books we’ve read.
Check out the smiles of those writers–don’t they look proud?
I think I mentioned something the other day about how the suggestion was made to give our Rm. 2o2 authors an author box in our library for their books. This finally happened on Thursday, and two of our authors now have a special place for friends to find their texts!
Isn’t that cool? Ella joined the club and started writing fashion magazines she wanted to share. The boxes are empty because the books are all being read! Perfect!
Now…aside from the WRITING that keeps coming up, there are lots of kiddos who have been asking to READ to us recently, too! They are excited to share their reading skills with the rest of us! And boy, are they amazing!
Ciyah was the most recent one to join the party and shared Green Eggs and Ham with us. She was a super reader and did a great job! (Ayonna read Anna’s New Glasses to us the other day, too, but somehow I didn’t get a picture of it! What was I thinking??)
And somehow, I don’t have a video of her reading the book, but I do have a video of what happened when we all started reading it together!
I know I’ve said it over and over but I’m saying it again–the reading and writing that has been inspired by our participation in the #classroombookaday challenge BLOWS MY MIND!! Can’t wait to see who we add to our reader/writer list next!