First-graders at Butterfield School in Libertyville lay on the floor, sat in a big chair and hid under desks during reading time Monday morning.
No, they weren't trying to escape boredom. Their casual positioning was all part of their teacher's plan.
During the class' Daily 5 reading program, students are encouraged to choose from reading to themselves, reading to someone else, work on writing, work on words or listen as others read or someone reads on a computer. And they're encouraged to do it while spreading out in classroom.
"We use Daily 5 as a way to structure reading in the class," explained first grade teacher Amy Reichert.