Our next class included in our Reading Connections class was a Parade of Rooms. This was a new adventure for our council and we weren't quite sure how it would work. We tied in a Scavenger Hunt, so the members would be looking for something specific in each classroom. We traveled to 3 different schools and went to 4 classrooms in each school. We usually get to see classrooms in our home schools, but rarely classrooms in other schools. Our members were excited to roam around and explore each classroom, it turned out to be a huge success and something we would like to do every year!
Here is what some of our members had to say about the evening:
I really enjoyed the Parade of Classrooms! It was so fun to see how teachers used their classrooms to make cozy reading nooks & math stations! I loved the creativity I found in each classroom and found myself taking lots of pictures so I could remember all the great ideas! I especially loved how teachers throughout the district had the same standards posted. It was nice to see the follow through from school to school. Great opportunity to see colleagues at their best! -Amy Larson
This September, I had the chance to participate in NCRC’s Parade of Classrooms. As a middle school teacher, I appreciated the elementary teachers who opened their classroom doors to permit others to peek into their learning environment. I saw many rich and exciting things that I could easily adapt to my level. This was a wonderful opportunity for me to see and reflect on what others are doing! -Lora Rochholz