August 13, 2008

i caught myself saying ...

"There's no freaking time to read!"

... But that's one lament I never accept from my kids, barring deaths in the family, horrible accidents, or the library disappearing like the USS Eldridge. Our school librarian, by the way, is beyond amazing; the way she galvanizes the entire school into reading frenzies each year is unbelievable. No excuses from the kids means no excuses from their ADHD teacher. So I tossed it out and made a manageable stack of stuff that they and I will read together.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963, Christopher Paul Curtis
Kira-Kira, Cynthia Kadohata
Eggs, Jerry Spinelli

I believe Kira-Kira and Eggs are Nene contenders this year, so I'm especially excited about those. I actually read The Watsons with a previous class and it was a great experience; somehow I think this particular class, which needs a Civil Rights movement of sorts of its own, would benefit as well.


Anonymous said...

Did you see this?

OMG, my favorite books!

damned_cat said...

no, but i love isla fisher!

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