Third grade students were surprised (and excited!) to return from lunch yesterday to find their two classrooms transformed into “Reading Cafés” – each with a roaring fireplace (on the smartboard), relaxing piano music, and decorated tables. This special lesson was to teach the 3rd graders about the word “genre” and the different genres of books.
Students sampled several types of books during this “book tasting” opportunity – spending 10-15 minutes at each station to get a taste of books from different genres. Any books the students enjoyed “tasting,” they could make a note for further reading in the future.
Today, students will switch classrooms – Mrs. Moran’s students will go to Mrs. Phelan’s classroom and vice versa – and sample books from a second selection of genres.