Last year is when I started reading to classes on a consistent basis and I've absolutely fallen in love with the practice. It allows me really great face time with our kids and they're always excited for me to come in.
This month I'm reading 'One' by Kathryn Otoshi and we've had amazing conversation about the story. I've been telling classes before I read that it's a simple story, with a really deep message.
Teachers have been Tweeting about the book, students have been blogging with follow up activities, we read the book at our Site Council meeting, parents have told me their child was talking about 'One' at home and it's an overall great story to read with Kindergarten through 5th graders!
I even was telling some teachers that we could read at a staff gathering and have deep conversation. If you're a Principal, reading to classes on a consistent basis is the best. You now have something in common with ALL your students and can spread the same message to everyone! I'm already hyping up my January book to kids and they're all trying to guess what it is, got to wait until next month!
Favorite page from the book....."Everyone counts!"