I really like the idea of having the students be a part of creating some class rules. This way they are able to own and feel like a part of the classroom. The teacher can help when necessary but giving them an option to come up with some ideas is great. - Katelynn Rosewitz
I wanted to share with you how I use Cynthia Rylant’s book The Relatives Came in my classroom to introduce reader’s workshop, gather writing samples, and surprise my class with a week-ending event they talk about all year.