PAJAMA PARTY read aloud Distant Learning

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Welcome to another edition of ....

This week I want to talk to you about a way that you can connect on a deeper level with your student via Distant learning.

I have seen this a few times over the last few months and knew that I wanted to plan a time to have a Pajama Party Read Aloud with my students.  When I saw that my friend Christina made an invitation I thought, why not now.

Having a PJ party read aloud is easy, fun and endearing to your students and families.  It sends a very CLEAR message to both your students and families that you want to connect with them.

Distant learning naturally creates a little bit of distance no  matter what you do to build relationships.  You aren't in person, you can't give hugs and high 5's , there's not that face to face  interaction that is so anything you can do to build relationships with your students and families is sure to be a winning combination!

Last Spring, I invited my literacy students to a read aloud on a Friday night and the invite made sure to let them know they were to wear jammies and bring their favorite stuffie.

I brought my fave stuffie and wore jammies in fact I wore a giraffe onesie!!!  There was no mistaking that I was going ALL OUT for this pj party! 😂🦒

The kids started to show up and we laughed and shared our stuffies and blankies.  I could hear the parents laughing in the background and it felt like a family affair.  Why not get everyone involved...building a community is so important!

Here is the link to my friend Christina's invite :

Here are some pics from our very fun, memorable pj night!  My students weren't surprised one bit that I showed up as a giraffe and read a book about giraffes.  We had a night that surely won't be forgotten.  

I encourage you to try this out...your students will love it and it will be very worth your time.  Building relationships with your students is never wasted time.

Find me on Instagram or Facebook and let me know if you tried it out, I'd love to hear all about it.

 Go out there are do what you do, inspire kids!

Happy teaching xoxo,

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