Books, Books, and More Books!

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I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Rachel L. and her family for the generous donation of the above books to our classroom library!!! Donations are ALWAYS welcome; the students really appreciate having a variety to choose from.

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Our classroom reading corner is rapidly expanding. We recently added four more bean bag chairs to the three that we already had, thanks to another donation by a former classroom parent. When students are finished with their daily work, they are welcome to hang out in the reading corner (more like a reading “side of the room”) and read.

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I’ve organized many of our books into categories. As you can see, my 5-6 Twilight series books flew off the shelves first thing! If you have any young adult books and would like to give to a good cause, we’d be very grateful! Most of our books have come from points earned from Scholastic Book Orders. Keep an eye out for book orders this week!

Each class has a clipboard to record when they’ve checked out a book. Typically, one book at a time is allowed.

Thank you!

Mrs. L 🙂

What is your all time favorite book and why? Where is your favorite place to read?

Summer Reading!

This summer, I was able to read a couple young adult fiction books.  After watching students go bananas over the Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer, I decided to take the plunge and finally read one! I had seen the first three movies, and I was determined to read Breaking Dawn BEFORE the movie came out. I was thrilled that the Roseau Library had the fourth and final novel on hand.

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I now understand the sensation! I was hooked from the first page, all the way to page 768.  Anyone who has read the series knows of the conflicts between the humans, werewolves, and vampires, and this novel was jam packed with drama of all kinds! I hesitate to say any more in fear that I’d give the story away!

Have any of you read the entire series? Which one was your favorite? Team Edward? Team Jacob? 🙂 Do you like the movies or the books better?

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Mr. Jones’s 7th Grade English class read Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen last year. It was a big hit! It was another summer “must read” for me.

This fiction novel features Cole Matthews, a very angry and troubled teen from Minneapolis. He is given a rare opportunity to live in the wilderness and take part in a Native American tradition called “Circle Justice.” To Cole, it sounds ridiculous, but it’s the only thing he can do to avoid jail time.

Students, you will have an opportunity to read this later in the year. I’m excited to read it again with you!

What has been your favorite book that you’ve read in school?

What books did you read over the summer???

Happy reading,

Mrs. L 🙂