Today, my first graders and I participated in Read for the Record, the JumpStart literacy initiative that raises awareness about the importance of early reading experiences for children. In its eleventh year, the hope is to break the record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.
This year, the book selection was The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Juila Sarcone-Roach.
In this engaging and wonderful story, a bear is accidentally transported to a new "forest."
The bear uses its senses to explore this new place.Hunger sets in and the lovely scent of a sandwich, left alone on a park bench, beckons. You can imagine what happens next.
At least, that's what the animal belonging to these two ears explains...
to much laughter from my readers.
After reading and discussing the story, the students drew pictures of a bear visiting our school:
For the record, this was a fabulous day!