It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


It’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 challenge  over the Winter Break, where there would be more time for us to read. Because it’s the first week back, I don’t really have time to give a review of each book, but here’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. Popper’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!

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