March 25, 2008
To foster a love of reading, I show my class books that I am reading on my own time. They are thrilled by the size of them. In class, I made a large race track out of bulletin board paper and had the kids color in race cars that I printed from the Internet. I gave them all a sheet to keep track of how much time they read outside of class (a parent’s initials help keep them honest). Their goal is to make it all the way around the track, which is labeled by minutes. Once they have all made it around, we have an ice cream party. They can't wait to move their cars everyday!