Itâ€™s back to school for 2014! This January I decided to implement a pod challenge, where my two classes (including the teachers) will work together to read 200 books. The students will start the challenge tomorrow, but the teachers started the challengeÂ over the Winter Break, where there would be more time for us to read. Because itâ€™s the first week back, I donâ€™t really have time to give a review of each book, but hereâ€™s what I read this past week, plus my reading plans for next week. I think you can see that this week I tried to finish a few books for my Newbery challenge.
Divergent, by Veronica Roth
Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse
Mr. Popperâ€™s Penguins, by Richard Atwater
Knee-Knock Rise, by Natalie Babbitt
Twenty and Ten, by Claire Huchet Bishop
After seeing how woefully sparse the poetry bin is in my classroom library, I have decided that along with some chapter books some poetry reading might be in order:
So Cool, by Dennis Lee
Custard and Company, by Ogden Nash
The Summer of the Swans, by Betsy Byars
Fly Boy, by Eric Walters
I will let you know how our pod is progressing next week. Wish us luck!