One of our main goals in preschool is to have our students fall in love with books and reading. Studies demonstrate an increase in understanding and love of reading when students listen to and are engaged in daily read-alouds. Hence, we are committed to reading to our students multiple times a day. Read-alouds give children an opportunity to learn about different aspects of books. Starting with the realization that all books have a title, an author, and an illustrator. In addition, books are rich with language and through read-alouds children develop listening comprehension skills.
We can all agree that reading is extremely beneficial for the literacy development of our students. Therefore, we designed a project, “Reading for Ice Cream”, that began on January 15, 2018. This initiative’s goal is to encourage parents to establish a daily reading routine with your child. Once a week, students will record in a reading log (with your help) the stories that you have read together. For every four books recorded in the log, the teacher will place the child’s name on an ice-cream cone outside the classroom. The goal is that each child has 12 or more books recorded in their log by February 2, 2018. When the group reaches their goal, they will have an Ice-cream Party!
We are really grateful for our parents’ usual support regarding this exciting task. We were able to celebrate that, in total, our preschoolers read more than 400 books. Together we are transmitting our love of reading to our children. This was an amazing opportunity for parents to spend more quality time with their children and create rewarding memories.
Check out the pictures of their Ice Cream Party!