At the end of last school year we were asked to submit which level of reading and math we would like to teach this year. Of course, I submitted the lowest group. That's just where my heart is. I was told I would have the very lowest reading group.
I then spent the summer getting ready for them. I scoured Goodwill stores and thrift stores looking for frogs. I wanted to make my room as inviting as possible by giving the students a cuddle buddy.
A few of my frog finds...
I call this pillow a "lily pad."
(I'm not sure how I've been gravitating toward frogs with my blog name and now in my classroom...it just seems to have happened! lol)
Now, I have frogs EVERYWHERE in my room.
I made pictures of all my frogs and all the places I wanted them to read in the room and put the into this chart along with their names.
I only change these each Monday. Until I got these started last week, the students were just reading at seats or on the rug. They were noisy and not reading. Now???
WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!
When I took pictures today, they didn't even pay any attention to me they were so engrossed in reading.
I found this soft, fleece froggy blanket for only $3.00!!
It's cool to sit in the teacher's chair.
Got this nice little rug for two bucks!
I got 4 cloth placemats for $1.50. Makes a nice little mat to sit on so they don't get dirty.
A few students sit at their seats. I'm wanting to get some more items so they can get comfy on the floor!
A nice large green towel.
On another one of the placemats.
They LOVE sitting in my rocking chair and rocking while they read.
Cuddling with one of the big frogs.
A fuzzy pillow and a long legged frog!
Getting REALLY comfy with a big pillow.
Using the "lily pad" pillow to be comfy.
How do you make reading fun and comfortable in your room?