Yesterday, I was invited back to Jefferson Elementary School to read to some third grade classes. When I was asked, I said yes immediately. It was so much fun last year, so I was really looking forward to going back again this year. There was a reason I was asked to come back. Yesterday was World Read Aloud Day.
My History At Jefferson Elementary
Last year was the first time I visited Jefferson Elementary to read to students there. However, last year I was there on Read Across America Day. In case you didn’t know, Read Across America Day is also Dr. Seuss’ birthday. So that was the reason for my visit last year, and World Read Aloud Day was the reason for my visit this year. Whatever the reason, it didn’t matter, I was just happy to be asked to come back and visit.
Reading to elementary school kids is usually pretty fun because they get into it. They’re really invested in the story. And of course, if I see them getting into the story, I’m going to get into it as well. I try to read the stories in different voices or add some extra funny comments in between pages. Anything to help the kids enjoy it a little more.
As much as I enjoy reading to them, I love it when they ask me questions. Because questions from third grade classes could be about anything! Yesterday I was asked everything from what time do you wake up to have you ever met Taylor Swift? The kids asked me how old I was, and if I liked tigers. See what I mean when I say they’ll ask you anything? The Q&A is my favorite part. I answered all of their questions, or at least as many as I could before the class was over.
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Check out some pictures from my visit yesterday.