READ-A-THON

Today we had a Read-a-thon!  The students brought pillows, blankets, snacks, water, and LOTS of books.  Everyone found a spot around the room and settled in to get comfy, then the fun began!  Each of those colorful squares on the whiteboard represents 20 pages read.  When the students completed...

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Book Banners

We have read A LOT of books this school year!!  The students made “book banners” to recommend some of their favorite books to their peers.  I was very impressed with some of their artwork.  They shared their banners – reading their recommendation and showing their pictures – during whole group...

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WONDER by R.J. Palacio

I asked a few of my students from last year to review their favorite novel that we read in class.  I was not surprised, at all, when several of them picked Wonder by R.J. Palacio — It was my favorite novel, too. As we’re getting ready to start this novel...

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Superfudge

I read this outstanding book over spring break. It is called SUPERFUDGE. Peter and his family are doing well until they drop the bad news, they’re moving! Then they’re about to have a baby! Then at a Christmas party Peter almost kisses a girl because he stands under the...

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Magic Treehouse: High Tide in Hawaii

This book is called Magic Treehouse: High Tide in Hawaii.  The author is Mary Pope Osborne.  This is a book for everybody! You can let your mom read it to you or you can read it by yourself, too.  This is a really good book!  It talks about when...

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Rising to the Challenge!

WOW!!!  There were 14 students who participated in the Reading Challenge, and they read a total of 5539 pages!  Several students set goals for themselves beyond the 150 pages I challenged them to read.  The top reader read 1640 pages!!  The next highest read 1365 pages!!  I am so...

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Spring Break Challenge – Read 150 pages

My family will not be traveling over Spring Break, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t go anywhere. A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to far-away places without ever leaving your chair.  ~ Katrina Mayer I’ve decided that I want to go to an island...

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