Today was the beginning of our Kevin Henkes author study. Of course… We had to start off with Chrysanthemum! Chrysanthemum is the perfect story for the beginning of the year! We aren’t into a normal schedule just yet and I decided to have a fun “Chrysanthemum” filled day!
We started off the day by reviewing our “What do good readers do?” anchor chart. Today we discussed the importance of staying focused. In my class we call it “being in the zone.” I explain that just as they are “in the zone” when playing baseball, gymnastics, football, etc. They must also be “in the zone” when reading so that they can comprehend and make meaning.