Red Band Book Chats

In January the Red band added weekly book chats to our Writer’s Workshop schedule. Each session offers the kids an opportunity to share their opinions, feelings, and make connections with the books we read. As we work to build on and connect to the stories we read we have added entries to our journals and been inspired to create our own pieces of art to share with our community.


Find out who is keeping the old man on the top floor awake and what types of noises we hear in our own homes.



by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell illustrated by Rafael López










Based on the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, we learn how a splash of color can change a community. We made drawings to hang on Bryant Street, made chalk drawings, and painted rocks for the front of the Hive.




I can’t wait to see what other types of connections these kids find and bring to our City studies!