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.
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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.