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October 7, 2020 | Clara Buckley
The Rivers Class really enjoys their independent reading time after snack. Each child chooses a book from our classroom library. We sit on the rug together and look through our books.
At the start of the year the teachers stocked our classroom library with familiar themes: cars, princesses, animals, trains, and familiar characters such as the hungry caterpillar, Llama Llama, or Maisy Mouse. At the end of each morning the teacher reads a book, like Gossie and Gertie, and those books join our class library.
This is a time to learn, and practice, how to choose a book, turn the pages carefully, read the pictures, and put away the book when finished. Even when a child cannot read the words, they can use the pictures to remember familiar storylines or guess at new stories.
Sometimes the library content reflects our worship theme. This week we added books about fish and animals as we hear Creation stories. We read The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Going on a Bear Hunt in Drama and those can now be found in the library.
We love to share our discoveries with our friends!