Sunday, February 4, 2018

Celebrating World Read Aloud Day

Ruth Ayres has a link-up on weekends where people link to posts that are celebrations about their week. I love this reminder to celebrate every week and I appreciate the community we have through this link-up.

World Read Aloud Day!

This week was a lot of fun because we were celebrating World Read Aloud Day. Teachers were reading aloud with their students and/or having them buddy read. We also made a lot of connections for reading. I wrote about those on our school blog.  A few classes read with Matthew Winner and his classes. I was able to set up author and illustrator visits with seven of my classes too. This means that about half of our students were able to Skype for WRAD. I will work on connecting the rest of the classes with others sometime before the end of the year. I think I have just as much fun as the students when we are able to meet with people outside of our local community. It was also helpful because I had a cold and was not able to speak very well so having others read with us gave my voice a break. Kindergarten didn't have any Skype visits so we used Tumblebooks for our read-alouds. Robert Munch reads his own books and we were cracking up with him.

World Read Aloud Day makes my heart happy.


  1. It sounds as if you went the 'extra mile' for your teachers, Crystal, & it made a wonderful week for students and teachers. Good for you! Glad it all went well!

  2. What a wonderful celebration of WRAD! I told a friend that I almost came to her house to read to her girls since it wasn't a day that I watched Jack. I used to love taking my middle schoolers to the elementary school for this special day!