Last Tuesday around noon, I called out to the kids and had them all congregate to our dining room. On the white board, I had the following written...
D - drop
E - everything
A - and
R - read
I got the idea from Read Aloud Revival for doing this, and it was in honor of a special birthday - Beverly Cleary's 100th birthday!!! So, I gathered all our books written by her that morning and surprised our kids with our very first D.E.A.R. time. Notice, I say "very first"... it was such a hit, I am hoping to do this quite often. It was a nice break away from their normal school and a little bit of a reward when they are all working hard!