Happy Monday Oasis Reading Mentors!
I’m back! I hope this finds each of you well and in the company of good books.
Speaking of good books, please hold on to any Oasis library books you have in your possession until further notice. I will let you know as soon as the Oasis office and our library re-open.
I am excited to share that a local donor is funding the setup for our new library database with bar codes and a check-in/checkout system that will not require any writing. We will then have a current inventory of our over 5000 titles. We were able to begin the process just before our COVID-19 closure, so keep your fingers crossed that we can complete the organization prior to the beginning of the school year. The plan is to also have our Oasis booklets – All About Me, Words I’m Learning and the Journal available for your fall sessions.
We read to our students based on their interests and hopefully share some of our favorite books as well. Have you ever brought humor into your sessions? Recently, I have come to think of humor as pretty important. A good laugh – a funny story, can be combined with reading techniques. We know it is important for some early readers to be exposed to books with repetitive words or phrases and repetitive rhymes or text to help them gain confidence for “reading.” That repetition also helps with decoding, improves fluency and comprehension. That is why books like Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons or Silly Sally or any Dr. Seuss book, employ repetition but are fun too. Check out the difference between these two links – reading Wonkey Donkey. Enjoy a good laugh!
Online Zoom classes
If you have not already, check out the new online options for Zoom classes with Oasis – just follow the link www.oasisabq.org
Please take a moment and write the happiest story you can using only 4 words, then share in the comment section below. Let’s continue a riot of positive thought. I will start by sharing a couple examples:
Stay safe and be well.
Someone Told Me How!
Always love each other.
Be grateful each day!
Honky donkey is a great one! Hope we have it in the library.
Yes Michael, we have multiple copies in the library as well as a section on humor/jokes! I hope to add more funny stories to our inventory so I am open to good picture book suggestions.
Thanks all for the 4 word positive thoughts! Keep them coming.
Embracing my NEW NORMAL
Love listening to birds
Reading is my happy place!
LOVE the WHOLE world!
I love your smile.
Time: read and create! I think maybe the semicolon as a substitute for “to” might be cheating. Oh well! That grandmother’s laughter made my day. So good to hear from you, Vicki! Another 4-word happy story – The sun is shining.
We need each other!
Love your optimism, Vicki
IT’S A BEAUTIFUL WORLD!
I was laughing so hard when this story was read aloud to the baby! Vicki, your smile brightened my day!
Don’t worry be Happy!!!
Vicki makes us smile!!!
You are a wonderful person. I find myself wondering what if I had An Animal Tail or Hair.books I have been reading to my students.😲
Roadrunner on my patio!
Remembering all the fun