What Kyrome did for the love of reading
I believe I embedded a love for reading in my classroom, and one way in which I’ve done this is through something called comfy reading. This is where the children can lay on the floor, sit on a pillow, lay on the sofa, and for 20 minutes a day they read.
Now my classroom story happened just before Christmas. A boy in my class was very interested in a book that a girl had called Who Let the Gods Out? At break and lunch he would repeatedly stay in and read the girl’s book. Then, during one show and tell, the girl stood at the front of the class and presented a handwritten version of the first chapter of Who Let the Gods Out? to this boy.
She explained that she couldn’t do more than one chapter, but the boy was still so grateful to have this one chapter to himself that he can take home and enjoy. So Christmas approached, and one morning the boy arrived at school to a parcel on his desk. In it was a copy of Who Let the Gods Out? Unbeknownst to me, the children in my class had put their spending money together – 10ps, 20ps – and bought this boy his favourite book.
Now I’m not taking credit for this, but I believe I inspired and instilled a love for reading in my class, and it’s a moment I’ll never forget in my teaching profession and its a moment that touched colleagues too.
“I believe I inspired and instilled a love for reading in my class and it’s a moment I’ll never forget”
Now I’m not taking credit for this incredible act of kindness, but I believe I inspired and instilled a love for reading in my class. It’s a moment I’ll never forget from my time as a teacher and a moment that’s touched colleagues too.