We have two days before spring break. The students and I are reading quickly to finish the books we have been working on. The fourth graders finished The Summer of the Bone Pile Monster today and we are about 4 chapter away from finishing The One and Only Ivan. The fifth graders are 3 chapter from the end of Woods Runner and 5 chapters away from finished Wonder.
Tomorrow will be our Search and Find day for new books. We are planning to set up a reading challenge for over spring break. I talked about how I would like to read one book each day – knowing I am a slow reader this is a bit of a challenge since I am not talking picture books. My students were a bit taken a back that I might try to read a book a day. We are on the stamina challenge – can you write longer / read longer. I said I was working on building my stamina.
So here are a few of the books I have lined up:
- Because of Mr. Terupt ( I have just started this one)
- The Center of Everything
- Alabama Moon
- Eye of the Storm
- Among Others
- A Wizard of Earthsea
- Dork Dairies (one)
- The Cabinet of Wonders ( I am about 1/2 way through this one but stopped to read other books for my classroom so will return to finish it.)
- The Dark and Grimm
Do you have any other suggestions for me?