This week I'm celebrating taking the time to listen to my students.
I just completed my fourth week of school. If you are in education you know all about the hustle and bustle of starting a new school year. Each year things increase. Each year crazy things are thrown at us that are nonnegotiable. Each year there is a lot of self talk; get off this bus, slow down, and get back to what you know works. Well, I can't completely get off the bus because I have to turn in the scores from three one minute probes to determine a child's fluency online and big brother is watching but what I can do is sit with my students. I can ask them questions about their reading lives. I can probe for more insight. I can listen. When I chose to listen, I found personality, honesty, warmth, and love in these new students; a formula for learning.
Do you have a favorite author? Explain.
I don’t really know much authors, I have this friend George he works at the library close to my house and I don’t know if he makes books but he is funny and a nice guy.
How do you feel about reading?
bored sometimes, I find a lot of books I don’t like
What kinds of books do you like to read?
Puff the Magic dragon, it’s a family favorite
Where do you read at home?
I like to read in my room, it’s really quiet or outside
What was your last favorite book? Explain
I don’t really have one because I will technically read anything.