Rainy day reading with Washington Elementary fourth graders


Elizabeth Kempton, left, concentrates on her book as does her classmate Kameron Quiroz-Smith during their independent reading time Monday afternoon at Washington Elementary School. The students have been studying mythology as part of their language arts unit. During their independent reading, the students may choose their own subject material to read, their teacher Jessica Way said. Kempton chose a story about Hercules to continue her study on mythology.


Caleb Deuel sits back and relaxes during a rainy afternoon of reading at Washington Elementary. Deuel was reading a book in the “Tombquest” series. He said he chose the book because he looked at the back dust jacket and it grabbed his attention. He added that the book is really interesting.


Brooke Northcutt, a fourth grade student at Washington, re-reads the children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web” as part of her independent reading time in Jessica Way’s class. “It one of my all-time favorites because Fern’s father tries to kill the pig, but Fern won’t let him,” Northcutt said.


Fernanda Nandho reads her book during her independent reading time Monday afternoon. Fourth grade teacher Jessica Way said she tries to give the students 30 minutes a day to read on their own. Way lets the students choose their own books to read during this time.


Fourth grade Washington Elementary student Jonhathen O’Connell reads his book Monday afternoon during his class’ independent reading. O’Connell said his book had more than 300 pages and 61 chapters. He told his teacher Jessica Way that it was long, but very good.


Elizabeth Kempton, left, concentrates on her book as does her classmate Kameron Quiroz-Smith during their independent reading time Monday afternoon at Washington Elementary School. The students have been studying mythology as part of their language arts unit. During their independent reading, the students may choose their own subject material to read, their teacher Jessica Way said. Kempton chose a story about Hercules to continue her study on mythology.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_tsd111715reading.jpgElizabeth Kempton, left, concentrates on her book as does her classmate Kameron Quiroz-Smith during their independent reading time Monday afternoon at Washington Elementary School. The students have been studying mythology as part of their language arts unit. During their independent reading, the students may choose their own subject material to read, their teacher Jessica Way said. Kempton chose a story about Hercules to continue her study on mythology.

Caleb Deuel sits back and relaxes during a rainy afternoon of reading at Washington Elementary. Deuel was reading a book in the “Tombquest” series. He said he chose the book because he looked at the back dust jacket and it grabbed his attention. He added that the book is really interesting.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_tsd111715reading2.jpgCaleb Deuel sits back and relaxes during a rainy afternoon of reading at Washington Elementary. Deuel was reading a book in the “Tombquest” series. He said he chose the book because he looked at the back dust jacket and it grabbed his attention. He added that the book is really interesting.

Brooke Northcutt, a fourth grade student at Washington, re-reads the children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web” as part of her independent reading time in Jessica Way’s class. “It one of my all-time favorites because Fern’s father tries to kill the pig, but Fern won’t let him,” Northcutt said.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_tsd111715reading3..jpgBrooke Northcutt, a fourth grade student at Washington, re-reads the children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web” as part of her independent reading time in Jessica Way’s class. “It one of my all-time favorites because Fern’s father tries to kill the pig, but Fern won’t let him,” Northcutt said.

Fernanda Nandho reads her book during her independent reading time Monday afternoon. Fourth grade teacher Jessica Way said she tries to give the students 30 minutes a day to read on their own. Way lets the students choose their own books to read during this time.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_tsd111715reading4.jpgFernanda Nandho reads her book during her independent reading time Monday afternoon. Fourth grade teacher Jessica Way said she tries to give the students 30 minutes a day to read on their own. Way lets the students choose their own books to read during this time.

Fourth grade Washington Elementary student Jonhathen O’Connell reads his book Monday afternoon during his class’ independent reading. O’Connell said his book had more than 300 pages and 61 chapters. He told his teacher Jessica Way that it was long, but very good.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_tsd111715reading5.jpgFourth grade Washington Elementary student Jonhathen O’Connell reads his book Monday afternoon during his class’ independent reading. O’Connell said his book had more than 300 pages and 61 chapters. He told his teacher Jessica Way that it was long, but very good.

Elizabeth Kempton, left, concentrates on her book as does her classmate Kameron Quiroz-Smith during their independent reading time Monday afternoon at Washington Elementary School. The students have been studying mythology as part of their language arts unit. During their independent reading, the students may choose their own subject material to read, their teacher Jessica Way said. Kempton chose a story about Hercules to continue her study on mythology.

Caleb Deuel sits back and relaxes during a rainy afternoon of reading at Washington Elementary. Deuel was reading a book in the “Tombquest” series. He said he chose the book because he looked at the back dust jacket and it grabbed his attention. He added that the book is really interesting.

Brooke Northcutt, a fourth grade student at Washington, re-reads the children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web” as part of her independent reading time in Jessica Way’s class. “It one of my all-time favorites because Fern’s father tries to kill the pig, but Fern won’t let him,” Northcutt said.

Fernanda Nandho reads her book during her independent reading time Monday afternoon. Fourth grade teacher Jessica Way said she tries to give the students 30 minutes a day to read on their own. Way lets the students choose their own books to read during this time.

Fourth grade Washington Elementary student Jonhathen O’Connell reads his book Monday afternoon during his class’ independent reading. O’Connell said his book had more than 300 pages and 61 chapters. He told his teacher Jessica Way that it was long, but very good.

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