STARS stands for Students Are Reading Silently and that's what students do in the mornings before school begins. As children begin to come into the building in the mornings their classes have an assigned place to sit in the hallway. Also in the hallway is a wagon full of good books. The child can bring a book from home, put their library book in their back pack or choose from the books provided in the wagon, but the goal is for every child to read. Patrols and teacher assistants monitor the hallways.
Today was the first day for our youngest readers to sit in the hallway and read. Until now they have been in the Dining Room. Now, however, they have had mini-lessons on how to "read" a book by looking at the pictures and they are ready to join the rest of the school in this early morning routine.