Children's Books

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Teachers Reading

     Yesterday was the last meeting of our Reading in the Wild book club. It's been so inspiring to be part of the conversations our teachers are having regarding students and reading. The work we've been doing has impacted more than just the teachers sitting around the table during lunch.

  • Parents- At the recent PTO meeting, parents talked about how they appreciate some of the instructional changes that have happened. They like the new logs teachers are using, and they see the community of readers that is growing.
  • Students- I keep hearing, "My teacher is reading that book, too." The kids notice what we are reading. They make connections between readers. I had a 4th grader ask if he could read my copy after I was finished.
     Donalyn Miller will be visiting my school tomorrow.  I'm so excited and a little bit nervous.  It's kind of like when you bring a new boyfriend home to meet your parents. Will she like our school? Will my fellow teachers be inspired by her work as much as I am?  Tomorrow is going to be a great day.


  1. I am honored to be invited to your school and I look forward to the visit!