Saturday, January 19, 2013


One thing that I love about first grade is to watch students grow and really start to read.  They develop that love for reading and get so excited about reading.  At our school we have the AR (accelerated reading program).  This is where the students read a book that is on his/her level and then takes a test on the computer over what they read. 

Many first graders don't start until around December because this is when they really begin reading on their own at the level that the AR books are on.  My whole class is now in AR and they are so very excited about it.  In fact, that is all they want to do.....I think if I told them that all we were going to do for the day was AR read, they would be thrilled LOL!  

So, we go to line up at the end of the day to go home the other day and I look over at the line and saw the following from those that I had lined up. 

I was so excited and happy to see those that had lined up for the day just standing in line reading!  I couldn't believe that they were that excited about it and that they were taking any time that they could just to read that AR book!  So, of course I had to snap a quick picture of them.......they were so involved in their books that I don't think they even knew that I took their picture!!  LOL!!
I so love seeing kiddos get excited about reading!!  What a wonderful thing!!!  I hope their excitement for it continues for a long time!! 
Hope all of you enjoy your weekend!  Kristi



  1. Loving books is what it's all about. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. That is one of my favorite things about first grade too Kristi!!!! I love it when I have to say "Please get the books put away and come to the carpet please!"

    Lori @
    Bee the Change
    Mrs. Faas’ First Grade

  3. Yes it is very exciting. I sometimes feel bad making them put their books away lol!


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