Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Book Clubs go Virtual

I’m excited to try this experiment of online conversation about books.

Tomorrow is the last day of school. Over the summer, this is a forum for us to “talk” about what we’ve been reading. By commenting on posts, you can participate in the conversation.

What books are on your reading list this summer?

Saturday, June 2, 2007

'06-'07 Book Clubs Wrap up Face-to-Face

It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is near. The 6th and 7th grade lunch bunch groups had our final meetings of the year yesterday.

The seventh graders talked about James Howe’s The Misfits. We had a really good discussion about what it means to be a misfit, how you find your niche, and comparing the environment at the school in the book with our school.

The sixth graders did a Caudill Round Table. Everyone in the group read at least one of the books from the 2008 Caudill list and reviewed it for the group. After hearing the reviews there are several books I am more excited about reading than from just looking at the cover on the shelf. (I know, I know I am not supposed to judge a book by its cover but it is really hard not to sometimes.)

The book clubs really went well this year.

I am anxious to see what kinds of discussions we have using this blog.