- Get started quickly (swing arms like you're walking fast)
- Stay in 1 spot (use super glue)
- Read quietly (shhhh...)
- Read the whole time (stretch arms out while saying "whole time")
- Build stamina (stack hands alternately)
We've also talked about finding a just right spot to read. We talked about how just right spots are comfortable and let you be a reader. We then tried out different spots in our room to see where we were most comfortable. We tried out Mrs. Malchow's wheelie chair, laying on the floor, using the paw print stools, sitting by the fish tank, and more. See our list of spots we LOVE!
We then talked about how the coolest looking spots aren't always the best spots. While we were trying out spots, we also worked to build our stamina for reading. Our first few attempts didn't take us far, we were able to read for about a 2-3 minutes. By the end of the week, we had built our stamina up to be able to read for 8 minutes. This may not seem like much, but for little minds, this is a wonderful jump. Currently, we are reading independently for 10 minutes!! Having a comfie spot usually makes a BIG difference for little learners!
Where is YOUR favorite place to read? We would LOVE it if you would leave us comment and tell us about it!