August 2, 2012 by Kara
We get to start working in our classrooms next week, so I’ve been thinking about how I will set it up. Megan and I talked for at least an hour about creating learning stations and I was scribbling layouts all over my notebook.
In my reading area, I have a bookcase with magazines, books, newspapers, etc. I will also add this mailbox with an awesome mustache. I got the mailbox from Home Depot and spray painted parts of it. I still want to add “correos” on it. How cool would it be to have an actual mailbox from another country?!
When I sign up for anything in Spanish, I use the name Carolina Parker. I totally stole this from Mia Johnston. Think about ways to get some junk mail in the target language… Sign up for magazines, online contests, booths at fairs, and so on.
Then I bring in my junk mail written in Spanish and put it in my classroom mailbox. Students have the option to read that during reading time too. Great for novice learners! You could also use the mailbox as a turn-in box.
What do you put in your reading area?