Friday, January 24, 2014
This year my friend Maria and I started with about 30 kids. Over the first month or so they began to weed themselves out due to other commitments or the lack of desire to keep up with our expectations. As you can see from the poster in the picture, these kids were reading blogging machines. The beauty of it was they didn't complain about anything except not being able to get the books and not meeting often enough. These kids are readers! Between Grand Discussion and Newbery Club, I can't decide which I like better. The club picked:
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
Far, Far Away by Tom McNeal
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Leisl Shurtliff
The Mouse With the ? Tail by Richard Peck
I can't disagree with their choices and our survey is pretty unscientific, we're book people, not math people. So there you have it. Hopefully Monday, barring a snow day, we will meet in the library for the video stream of the presentations and enjoy a doughnut.