Thursday, 29 May 2008

Reading Circle Time


This week we started our weekly reading circle time with great success. It really showed that you are enjoying reading the fantasy short stories even though some of you might have found them a bit difficult.

Reading circle time is a time for us to gather together to share the main ideas in the stories without revealing the end, giving our opinion and recommending the different stories so as to encourage other peers to read them.

Keep on reading with the same energy and don't get discouraged!

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale
I think it is very good that we do the circle, not only because we share our books and we recomend them, also that reading the book
( that i must say they are difficult) help us with our reading and spelling and many other things. And of course alos our imagination and creativitie!!
I think that when we are going to start finishing the books we are going to laught about that we said they where very difficult because
( I hope) we are going to be so much better on reading, and all thanks of you and all of our teachers!Well Miss Ale I really hope you are going to continue, posting comentrs and activities and all stuff in class also. Oh, and really, really thank you for changing the test's date, because as you have kids You understand how hard it is when we have so much things to do in so much time but I think this has to be the last one (maybe) because next year when we are in secondary we won't have all this kindness from the teachers!! Okay, thank you for being a good teacher!
kiki

Miss Ale said...

Thank you Kiki for your nice and warm comment. It's a pleasure being your teacher.

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale:
I think it is a very good, interesting and original activity to do this circle time so we can share our own ideas on pur books and take all the dowts out!!!We can also spent a very good time hearing other people's opinion and get tempt for us to read the book!!!I think the book that I read was really interesting and it was not so long!!!!I don't like reading very much although when I start reading an interesting book I can't stop the reading!!!This books help us to get to know new and interesting words because some of them have very difficuly vocabulary!!!I like the idea of showing our own point of view of each story and then recomend other people to read them!!!This idea also helps us for our spelling. I also thank you for changing the test day because we have lot's of things to think of at this moment!!!I love this kind of comment because we can share our own ideas and discuss things!!!
well, see you,
pili.m.

Anonymous said...

MISS ALE I THINK THE CIRCLE READING TIME IT IS VERY USEFUL BECAUSE IT HELPS OUR READING AND WRITING. TO DO BETER STORYES AND SO WE IMPRUVE OUR UNDURSANDING THANKS FOR BEING SO CREATIVE IN THE WAY OF LAERNING!!!

CLARA.C.

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE THE BEST TEACHER BECAUSE IM SURE THAT OTHER TEACHER S WILL NOT CHANGE A TEST DATE.

CLARA.C.

Anonymous said...

I think that the circle time its good because many people don´t like reading so much and this force you to read, and reading is good because you learn vocabulary and it gives you ideas to wright.
I enjoyed the circle time although some short stories are difficult to understand!
LUIS G

Anonymous said...

MISS ALE DID YOU KNOW THAT I ENJOYED VEREY MUCH THE STORY : SOMEWERE IN MY MIND THERE IS A PAINTING BOX .

CLARA.C.

Anonymous said...

Miss ALe: I THINK THE CIRCLE TIME IS GREAT!!!!!!!!! I really enjoy listening to my friends talking about the different books, I think the circel time is very fun and important becuause when we gather together we can discuss different things that we couldn´t understand from the book, to talk about the book or maybe to encourage the people who dindn´t read a speciall book that you read and find it interesting to go and take a chance. I think that when we gather like this is to learn from others and to listen to others becuase sometimes we really can´t make this and this is what sometimes loses consentration, interest so here is where we all got to practice to pay attention to the person who is talking and learn at the same time, this two are very important for all of us...
I THINK WE ARE ALL GETTING TO A GOOD START!!!!
I REALLY THINK THIS CIRCLE TIME WILL HELP US!!!!
THANK YOU MISS ALE FOR INCLUDING IT!!!!
BYE BYE
CAMI W.

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale:
I think that the super idea of "Reading circle time" is a great idea. Well how you say sometimes for example today we talked and interrupted alot. But really if we did all that something is saying me that we are improving, no sorry not something is sayiny it isa happening we are improving. This reading Circle Time is a a Super Idea because each class we can free all those comments or the recomendations. I felt realy free and happy because they were all paying attention to me. Some books were difficult because they didn't give you alot of information. In the end this graet idea help us alot an many things:to use our imagination, creativitie, speliling, reading, vocbulary. Thank you Miss Ale. You are a super teacher!!!!!!!!!!!
Ines G.

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale,
I really enjoi doing circle time. I read "the fat wizard". I spent a lot of time reading it. it was very difficult to ander standit because it had very strange words and vocabualry.The fantasy object was that there were potions and it was all very strange. The other book was called Milo conducts the dawn. This one was more easy and alsaw more short. It was more easy to anderstand and Simplier. The magic object is the forest and the dawn. I liked more the first one because it has more sense. See you toomorow,

Santos D.

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale,
I think that the circle time is a realy good idea, because not only we are being good readers that olso our mind grows and grows every day we read (because to make the circle time we have to read a book. Right?). I also think that you had a great idea to make the circle time because when we read a book you make us recomend, make a coment and tell our personal opinion and each day we learn more and more to say those things and each day we know them better the more proud we are of each other. Also I think to have a library of books is a very good idea because when we read a lot, our sppeling is better each day (although the books are hard to understand!!!) We also can have more creativity and imagination, I think that at the end of the year we will laugh because at the first period of year we said that the stories were super difficult (because at the end of the year we will know a lot of things and word-meanings!!!) I hope Miss Ale that you keep on posting more and more messeges, games, poems to guess who wrote them and also questions to answer individualy!!!!!!!

valentina g.

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Ale
I think that the circle of short fantasy stories is great. It helps us understand the book we read( if we didn´t ) because another person can have read it and when he tells the story to all the class maybe it clears out your doubts of the book. It is also very helpful for us to see how others express themselves and learn of them. If you don´t know which book to borrow you can hear to the books in the circle and you can choose one of them that you think is interesting by the way your friends talk about it. When we did the circle I had an idea of which book I was going to borrow next. I think that reading fantasy stories is a very good idea( although some are very difficult ) because we learn how to express ourselves in a different way. I think that fantasy stories are very good to work on because they have many things in them as fantasy characters, elements, places, events, etc. The book I read is THE GIRL WHO LOVED THE SUN and I talked about it in the circle. Now I´m reading WHAT THE CAT TOLD ME. I would recomend the first book I read and the second I´ll tell you when I finish it because up to now it is very interesting, but I don´t know how it finishes. The second story I understand it more than the first one because it doesn`t have many difficult words. In fact I think that fantasy stories are very trapping and they have some new vocabulary that I can learn.
See you soon,
Barbie M

Anonymous said...

Ale: I think it is a great idea to do this circle times (as you call them) and share this long, shorts or interesting short stories, with all the class! I had a wonderful idea and I would love to share it! I think that one day, all of the year six students (A, B and C)can gather in the field and we can do a enormous circle time!! I would be very fun, I confess! I must tell you that some of the reading is very diffucult, and we all would love a little bit of help...! I'm thinking, if we read lots and lots of books, at the end of the year we will be book worms, or in another way we will read beautifully well and would understand much better some of the books (I hope it happens)!!
Nw I would like to tell you that I'm enjoying very much this blog, and it helps me study, have fun AND at the same time learn a LOT about loooottt of things!! So, thank you very much! Keep posting more comments, quizes ans stuff! And... one thing that I remember now is that... tahnk you a lot for changing the test fo dates, it was going to be a real mess! See you...
Agus T!!

Anonymous said...

Miss ale
I read the story ``Milo conducts the dawn´´ and I think it is a realy great story, I enjoyed reading it. I also thank you for changing the day of the test.

IƱaki S

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale :

I realy think that it's a super idea to make the Reading Circle Time because we can learn about what others think about one story and maybe another person thinks something diferent about the meaning so there we can discuss diferent opinions.
I actually thinks is very fun I will love that we keep on doing it more and not just these weeks. I thinks these books are made by great authors and that would help us better in English, Grammar and also for making fantasy stories.
Miss Ale, thank you very much for changing the test date because some girls have to take care of the people from Uruguay and it would be difficuld to study for them.
Thank you,

Shany

Miss Ale said...

Thank you children for your comments! Agus T I will bear in mind your suggestion! It might be a good idea! See you!

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale, I think that the Reading Circle Time is a very good idea because it help in every way like in writing prosess,in ower creativite and imagination!, in spelling and more things in general. I think it is also good to make us read because maybe some people don't read alot so it is good for us. Last time I read A world paintid by birds, I liked it but I confusted a bit. Well thank you for chaninging the test and nothing have a great weekend.
Sofi F

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale:
Great idea of the circle, I love it. And the first time we did it I started to want to read all the books they recommended I think everyone mada a REALLY good recomendation. Hope you think that to. I read only one book: "The girl that loved the sun". I found this storie really nice!
One question did you read all of the stories???
If you did the only thing I can say is WUAW!!!
Great blog hope everybody loves it as me and ine do because we put comments every 5 seconds. And i am sure that everybody loves it. Thank you for putting some comments and games everyday if I were you belive me I could not!
Did you saw mi poem in efantasy?
If you did hope you liked it.
I am really proud of it and thank you for the help of the website because if it was not there I do not know what I will have done. Something good but not as good as the one I did with your help.
Thank you for being my teacher.
With all my love!!!
Valerie P.

Anonymous said...

Helo miss Ale I think circle time is great. I think we can learn new vocabulary and new words. Also we can laugh and and never stop reading because you enjoyed the book that you took. I think that with circle time we can recomend the books that we read to other persons that didn´t read it so the can read it. I am glad the stories are short but sad because they have complicated vocabulary and they are difficult to read. I recomended my book because it entreteind me and because it was quite short I recomend the story that I took to Felipe Segiaro and now he is reading it. Also circle time generates you intrigue because all the peple say that it is very good and I want to read that book.

bye bye
Thomas D

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale
I think its a very good idea because if we have a dout of the book in the circle time you can understand it well. and also so you want to read it.
see you
mati k

Anonymous said...

I think that to do the circle time we can share all our opinions and recommendations of the books is very good. We can all say thing about books and other people can add things to what you have said. Reading also helps us with our spelling, we also write better and we learn new words, so we can understand better then when we read. I think its great to do the circle.
Olivia G

Anonymous said...

Thank you Miss Ale, you are right, I must admit that I like more fantasy stories than detevtive and mistery ones... I like your posts, keep on blogging like this, and the blog will be the BEST one of all!!!I can´t wait for the next READING CIRCLE TIME!
Have a good weekend
Andy P.

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale, I think that the Reading Circle Time is a very good idea because we can share the the books that we read and we can recomend them to our friends. We are going to read many books and doing that we will improve a lot in writing and reding. The books are a dificult but they are also fun.
Bye, see you on Monday.
Sofia S

Anonymous said...

Hi, I think that it is a very usefull idea to do the circle because if you do not understood a book there when a friend says the comment of the book you can undestand it better or if you do not know which book you can take home maybe in the reading circle you like a book that had read one of your friends.And we can have fun doing this circle because we can exchanged ides with your friends. I hope we have a fun doing this reading circle.Bye Miss Ale, see you tommorow.
Facundo G

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale
I think the Reading Circle Time is a very good way to make people read other books, it is a funny way to see diferent points of view or understanding of our friends. It encorages people to read more short stories, I enjoyed alot my stories and now I want to read other stories. Some of the stories can bee dificult and have a very high level of vocabulary, but it prepears us for secondary, or the last months of 6 so we can understand fantasy sories and telling them out loud helps . My storie was a bit dificult but i enjoyed it. I think it is fun and we should keep on doing it
Bye
Milagros h.

Anonymous said...

Hello Ale I wasn`t in school in the day you did the round but tell you know that I really enjoyed the books. At the beggining I was lost in the first story and I was stuck. Finally I could understand the story more and I finished the second one and I am starting the third one and I hope it will be great. I hope I`m not absent the day we have to read 2 more books.


Ramiro T

Anonymous said...

Dear miss ale!!
I think the reading circle time is a very good idea to learn wonderful things:
First of all to practise the oral reading, second that then you find it easier to write stories, third that if you read its going to make your vocabulary reacher and thats very good also for the writting process because you can use stronger words, forth that reading some stories makes you want to read more and more so you finish being an expert with the books!! I think that reading is fun and that is the best of all that you have fun doing: your homework, and all what I told you before, its a great chance for the ones that have some difficulties in writting to improve it and learn a lot in this subject!!!!! Thankue for giving us a lovely thing to enjoy!!
Caro.G

Anonymous said...

Dear miss ale!!
I think the reading circle time is a very good idea to learn wonderful things:
First of all to practise the oral reading, second that then you find it easier to write stories, third that if you read its going to make your vocabulary reacher and thats very good also for the writting process because you can use stronger words, forth that reading some stories makes you want to read more and more so you finish being an expert with the books!! I think that reading is fun and that is the best of all that you have fun doing: your homework, and all what I told you before, its a great chance for the ones that have some difficulties in writting to improve it and learn a lot in this subject!!!!! Thankue for giving us a lovely thing to enjoy!!
Caro.G

Anonymous said...

I think that to do this circle and know about re telling a storie is a very good thing to know and at the same tiume very interesting.
I m reading the last book (third)
and it is very difficult to understand but the firsone i got was very easy.
francisco.f