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Student Story Time!

All this year, our students have been writing their very own books! We’ve learned about main characters and settings, goals and obstacles, and final resolutions. Each of our students used these elements to create their own original stories, craft covers and “About the Author” sections, and write and illustrate a personalized book. Today, they had […]

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Another Book Giveaway!

Thanks to our friends at Reading Is Fundamental, we were able to send all of our students home today with a brand new book of their very own! After group and individual reading time, each kid picked a favorite book, put their name on a sticker inside the cover, and was able to add the […]

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Big Turnout!

Today we had the most kids show up to Let’s Read that we’ve had all year! Thanks everyone for coming! This week, we continued writing our very own books. As we’ve learned, every good story needs five things: • Main character(s) • Setting • Goals • Obstacles • Resolution Each of our students has created […]

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New Year, New Activities!

Let’s Read is back for 2017! In addition to their regular reading practice, over the next 10 weeks, our students will be writing their own stories! Last week, they introduced themselves to one another by writing a brief “About the Author.” This week, we talked about the setting of their stories. As an activity, everyone […]

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A Spooky Send-off to 2016

This was our last Let’s Read meeting of the year—but don’t worry, we’ll be back next year! Sessions begin on Saturday, January 14th. For our final meeting of 2016, we celebrated Halloween! Students wrote down adjectives on small cards, and then traded them around the room. Next, our students created MONSTERS that could be described using these new […]

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