Sunday, May 15, 2011


Sustained. Quiet. Uninterrupted. Reading. Time.

But SQUIRT sounds better.

And the kids are very excited. Sure, we had been encouraging 15 minutes of personal reading before bedtime for a few months, but we didn't have a jazzy name for it until I came across a list in Trelease's Read Aloud Handbook. Other options were DIRT (daily independent reading time), DEAR (drop everything and read), and FVR (free voluntary reading), all of which are cuter than SSR (sustained silent reading). But the kids liked SQUIRT.

In fact, they like it so much they were both together in Bud's bed last night reading their Star Wars lightsaber book together.

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