Had a great evening of conferences last week! Makes for a very long day for the teachers, but it is really nice to touch base with the parents.
I try to build a culture of reading and that we are all readers in my room. So to get ready for conferences we made a We Are Readers display. K-3 drew their portraits. We went step by step to draw these and they all turned out so great!
Then students decided on a favorite book title for the outside of the book that went on their portraits. I told the students to bring their parents to our wall and to not tell them which one they drew of themselves. I wanted the parents to see if they could guess which portrait belonged to their child.
It has been a popular wall! I see students standing their looking at the pictures and book titles all the time.
Have you seen the Pet the Cat I Can Read books? So cute! A parent donated one of the titles to my class this year. Students are going to love them as much as the other Pete the Cat books! I have the Pete’s Big Lunch and I can think of lots of fun ways to use this book for reading and writing! Now I need to add the others to my ever growing list of books to buy!
I love your pictures, Lori! Pete the Cat books are so cute, aren't they?
Carla at Comprehension Connection
Thank you, Carla! We had a good time making the We Are Readers display. 🙂
Aylin Claahsen says
Love this as a giant bulletin board for the school- such a great way to encourage reading all around!
Learning to the Core
Thank you so much, Aylin! It would be great as a giant bulletin board!
Bridget S says
That bulletin board makes me smile 🙂 As a parent, I love walking into school and seeing displays like this!!!
Literacy Without Worksheets
Thank you, Bridget! I hope they parents enjoyed the We Are Readers as much as we did at school. 🙂
What a great bulletin board! I'm pinning that.
Thank you, Barbara! I am glad you liked the We Are Readers board and thank you for pinning it. 🙂
Your wall is wonderful! (I saw it on Pinterest before I saw it on here. I didn't know where it came from. Now I do, and I'm not surprised it came from you!)
Forever in First
Thank you so much, Tammy! That is funny that you saw our We Are Readers on Pinterest before you saw it here. 🙂
Susanna Westby says
I love this bulletin board display! My kids would love making this I'm sure!
We won't be doing our conferences until the end of Nov. as we are doing things a little differently. The district has moved to a new format – no letter grades or formal written reports; instead, the notes from the conference are the official report and it's just a general checklist with a section for goals. Quite different, but I'm sure looking forward to skipping all that report writing and printing!
Whimsy Workshop Teaching
Thank you, Susanna! I think your kids would enjoy making a We Are Readers board too. I would love to hear how it goes with your parents and how they like not having letter grades. I am not sure if our parents would like that or not. 🙂