I've had some interesting conversations about the buddy reading tent (read that post here if you missed it), and I want to share those with you. I'm thankful for our blog readers who leave comments and share their great ideas with us!
1) Brent says that instead of backjack chairs, he uses the brightly colored plastic Adirondack chairs from Lowe's. They look like this.
These chairs sell for $17.98 here in San Antonio, and they're available in several bright colors. I noticed that they have 5-star reviews on the Lowe's website. But how do they stand up to elementary school students? Brent says they've lasted a year so far.
Important tip: As you do with everything else, teach your students the procedures and expectations for sitting in these chairs before you turn them loose. No fingers in between the slats. No leaning the chair back. Don't sit on the arms; put your rear in the seat.
OK, now I'm wanting some Adirondack chairs for my library, too! Those will add color and enhance our campground theme!
As they say in the infomercial, BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
2) An anonymous commenter said that she not only has a tent in her library, but a canoe, too! Students can read in the tent or the canoe during their library visits AND can come read in the library as a special treat from their classroom teacher.
I know that my students would love to sit in a canoe and read. Wouldn't yours? Now, where will I find a cheap canoe?
Do you have a great reading area in YOUR library? Please share it with us!