reading time, a reading poem printable ... and the Pete giveaway

Every day after lunch, we have quiet reading time.

Well,  I call it quiet reading time.  

But, it is rarely quiet.  

The kidlets sing books.  

read like teachers

read big books

read class made books

read wearing "magic reading glasses"

read alone

read with a friend

read in a created "cubbie"

I want my kidlets to read for the sheer joy of it.  

They take a mat (a bath mat from Walmart), a couple of books, and find a spot to get comfy.  

We have 3 ways to "read" a book:  read the pictures, read the words and retell the story.  

The kidlets can choose any of the books in the classroom - theme related, rhyming, animals, science, cars and trucks, songs, class-made books, favourite authors or characters - there's lots to choose from.

Click the graphic to print out this Jane Yolen poem about reading.



  1. Whoohoo! Goodness gracious I am excited! Thanks Sandi

    1. Congratulations, Catherine. I know that you love a good book!


  2. OMG, I'm soooooooo excited!!!!!! It's always fun to win, but especially when it's a Pete the Cat book. Thank you so much.

    1. Congratulations, Linsey. I am sure that you and your kids will enjoy the Pete book. Please send me your snail mail address to

  3. I'm so excited! I feel like breaking into song!!! I've never won anything before!!! Thanks Sandi!!

  4. You know what to sing - I love my Pete book, I love my Pete book. Enjoy the book and that winning feeling


  5. You are so right! Reading time in kindergarten is rarely quiet. But I love to stand back and just listen to those sweet voices as they read their books!
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