Yesterday, this fine little puppy showed up in our classroom. We read his story about how, with the help of a little yellow bird, Rocket learned the letters of the alphabet, their sounds and how those sounds go together to make words.
Today, Rocket brought along a basket full of friends. He wanted to know if the students in our class could help all of his puppy friends learn how to read. The students agreed!
They each got to choose a puppy and give it a name, which was added to the puppy's collar.
The students have been building their stamina, which means doing something for a long time without getting tired or giving up.
Our goal for reading to self is 20 minutes. Today the students read to their puppies for 7 minutes!