These are my book nooks for independent reading time! Every kiddo has a clip. The clips move once a week. Each "nook" comes up every third time- they have to sit at their desk one week (because there just aren't enough nooks!!) and the floor one week, but then they get a special nook! They get SO excited on these weeks. The options that come up are green chair (under an umbrella because of my beach theme), a couple students have yellow pillow (just a cheap Walmart pillow with a yellow pillow case on it), a couple have blue folding chair (some cheap folding camping chairs I found at Walmart one year, too), pink pig (an oversized, soft, stuffed pig that one of my kids gave me one year... I used to have a pig theme in my room!), teacher's chair, and their favorite: purple float. Because of my beach theme, I brought in an inner-tube and they seriously love it. I think I need to get a couple more for next year! Here are some pictures of some of the book nooks in my room:
Some of the nooks are empty in these pictures because they were at the library, or maybe taking an AR test... because trust me... desks aren't chosen over nooks if they have the choice. I began using book nooks a few years ago, and I can honestly say that I have seen an increase of on-task ACTUAL independent reading. They know that if they "abuse" their book nook, they lose it, so they are always reading!!
Joanne, who got the idea from AMC at Looking from Third to Fourth! We read the book, The Best Part of Me.
One last thing before I go today... :) I wanted to offer one last "deal" for Teacher Appreciation Week, so I am offering my Mentor Sentence Unit over at Teacher's Notebook as Today's Daily Deal!!
Enjoy your Saturday!