Ugh. I’m getting sick, so all the slices of my day are fuzzy, surrounded by a dizziness for days, and now a sore throat.
By the way, if you go to a Walk-In Doctor’s office, and tell them you are dizzy, you get some great customer service! A nurse came out right away. They took me off the “Walk-In” waiting list, and gave me an appointment. The very nice Doctor told me I was “very good, very good, very healthy, very healthy.”
But earlier today, while I was still deciding if I should go to the Doctor, we had a lovely time during Literacy. We voted on our next read aloud (Tangle of Knots wins by a landslide!) I didn’t do my status of the class before we read today. So after “Read to Self,” I took a picture of the books being read, and wrote down everyone’s titles, just for you. There were some repeats – we are doing book clubs, but the books being read, (and a few soon to be read) by my 6th graders are….
I love overhearing the students as they talk about the books they are reading and are about to read. Some of them have so many books to read in their reading plans, they are having a hard time picking which to read when. One girl put down Divergent today and switched to The Shadow Throne, simply because The Shadow Throne was suddenly available. Don’t worry, she’ll pick up Divergent in a day or two. We have sticky notes in many of our books with lists of kids who want to read the book. The new rule is, if a book has a sticky note in it with names… you have to check with those names first before you read. Those names get first dibs.
As we were finishing our reading time today, the kids and I joked that our current problem was…. drum roll please… too many good books to pick from!
Currently, we are reading. . . The Watson’s Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis Doll Bones by Holly Black Divergent by Veronica Roth Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest by Ann McGovern The Maze Runner by James Dashner The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord Unbelievable by Sara Shepard The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen Unwanteds: Island of Silence by Lisa McMann Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan