Each and every day I try to create learning experiences that allow my students to feel connected to the world that we live in. As our world seemingly shrinks because of our connectivity it sometimes feels like we are less connected to those around us more than ever.
Like most classrooms, reading is a big part of our day. After lunch time, we have D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read), where my students pull out a variety of books and magazines to read. . . . During these past few weeks D.E.A.R. time has meant something else to me. While the rest of the class continues reading quietly, I’ve been taking a different group of students each day to read a specific book.