Sunday, March 9, 2014

Flashlight Friday FUN!



One of my students’ favorite things ever is Flashlight Friday!  I use my own version of the Daily 5 in my classroom and Read to Self is a big part of that.  During the week, students read with their book boxes somewhere in the room. They can choose on the floor or at a seat. They can sit or lay.  Read to Self helps them build reading stamina.  On Fridays, everyone gets a flash light, finds a cozy spot to read, and we turn off the lights.  We read for 15-30 minutes. It such an easy and exciting task that really motivates kids to be more disciplined during the week at Read to Self. I have asked parents to donate flash lights and batteries in the past or I would just purchase them myself. Seriously, you could hear a pin drop during this time. 


This was not my original idea.  I saw one of my teaching partners, Paula, doing this a few years ago and LOVED it.  I went out and bought small flash lights from the Dollar Tree and we were in business. Now, a good teacher would have taken pictures of this before going on Spring Break, but this teacher FORGOT!. Gasp! I know. I grabbed this cute little pic of flashlight reading online. 
You can click the picture to see the original source. J

So, again it’s not rocket science. Just a simple, bright idea that I learned from another teacher and wanted to share with you!! I love rewarding my kids with READING!!

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11 comments :

  1. LOVE this...what a simple idea!! Thanks so much for sharing...I can't wait to try this!

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  2. Students LOVE Flashlight Fridays!! We have some teachers who do this too. I have been thinking of incorporating it into my Title 1 room too. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  3. I love the idea of Flashlight Friday!

    Terri Izatt
    KinderKapers

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  4. Ooh, I love this! Can't wait to reward my RTI kids with flashlight reading!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  5. Love this idea! Your picture reminded me to pull out the phonics phones too! Thanks for sharing! =)

    Tanya
    A+ Firsties

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  6. That sounds so fun. I would've loved that as a kid - I'm sure your kids look forward to it all week!

    Buzzing with Ms. B

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  7. omg! So easy, and love!!! Now I just need to collect a bunch of flash lights!!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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  8. Super simple!!! Totally going to use this as a little motivation!! :) Thanks for sharing!!
    Amanda
    Mrs. Richardson's Class

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  9. We love using flashlights!!! I like your idea of "Flashlight Friday." We also use tea lights and do a "read by candlelight". My kiddos love that too!!
    Melissa
    Keep Calm and Love First Grade

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  10. Oh, I LOVE this idea... and my 5 year old will too! Especially since my husband just bought her a fort/tent thingee last weekend!
    Great idea...thanks for sharing!

    Sara

    Teaching Munchkins

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