Saturday, October 5, 2013

Family Read Along

Last week, we held our annual Family Read Along for all four first grade classrooms.  Yes, 80 first graders and their families.  It's always a huge event and a huge surprise.  It's a time to celebrate our reading lives with our family and friends.  The theme is based on the book, The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant.  In the story, the relatives visit and there is lots of hugging, kissing, and eating.
The Relatives Came
Everyone in our class was extremely surprised when their family members appeared at our classroom door. There were moms and dads, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, and volunteers!  They brought along lots of book to read, snacks to share, and blankets to sit on.  It was the best reading time ever!  What does your class do to celebrate reading?


  1. Your Family Reading Time looks like fun! We should do that in our school!

    1. Thank you. We think you should have a Family Read Along too. Thank you for visiting our blog. You are so nice for taking the time to stop by. Have a wonderful day.
      Mrs. Ruckes' First Grade Class

  2. We had a great time surprising our 1st grader when "The Relatives Came." Thank you for a fun afternoon Mrs. Ruckes and the 1st grade team!