My focus at school this year has been getting a SSR program started. We began in September (after Hurricane Ike) and it is going well. This has been a great change from the AR program. The kids seem to enjoy it and they are reading books of their choice!
My next focus will be encouraging teachers to reading aloud to their classes. Many are doing this already but we need everyone on board! I've been reading some great blogs on this topic which is inspiring me to promote reading aloud. Also, I want parents to know that they need to read to their children every day and the difference it can make! I hope to share more books that will be great read alouds.
So let's get busy reading to our kids!