If there is one thing better than reading a book, it is reading a book with other people. Sharing an experience, talking about what invoked strong emotions, dissecting the craft of spinning words into pictures, sharing treats. *Big Sigh* This is close to perfection for me!
The kids and I have been planning Summer Book Clubs for several months now (since Christmas Break). We selected books that sounded interesting. I’ve been reading (or re-reading) them and creating journals for each one. HOURS of work.
Then . . . well, you know the story. COVID-19 Pandemic!
So, no more Summer Book Clubs the way I had imagined them.
Back to the thinking table. What if I modified my lesson plans so any adult could follow them? The PDFs are now available so you can digitally download them and follow along! Go to teacherspayteachers to get your copy. Instead of doing this with a group of 10 friends, we will stick to the three of us (and Baby) and do it ONLINE.
Brilliant! We will STILL have Summer Book Clubs!
Are you getting excited? I sure am!
Reading Schedule Summer 2020
June 1-5 How to Eat Fried Worms
June 8-12 Hidden Figures
June 15-19 Bliss
June 22-26 Because of Winn-Dixie
June 29-July 3 The One and Only Ivan
July 6-10 I Survived The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
July 13-18 Wildfire
July 20-25 Maniac Magee
You can post pictures, questions, comments, advice to my Facebook Page I would love to see what everyone is doing! I wish we could be face-to-face!
Reach For the Stars Reading Incentive
I’m also happy to announce our Reach For the Stars reading incentive program along with Book Clubs.
This program is run in conjunction to Summer Book Clubs, so you can do one or the other if for some reason you decide to NOT do them together. I highly recomend doing both — I’m slighlty biased, but I think they are good programs. 🙂
In the reading incentive program, students make a goal to read at least 30 minutes a day for 10 days. They then ask friends and family to sponsor them when they complete their goal. With the money they earn in sponsors, they get to purchase more books from me! There is a FREE BOOK drawing for filing out the form, and a $50 shopping spree for the top reader/fundraiser. Click the link to register! https://forms.gle/V4QxopTVRLTGWLkd8