Monday, August 13, 2012

Back to School, 2012

Awesome: A new school year!!

This year I'm going to try something a little different with this blog. I would like to encourage my students at Pine Meadow to read, but I don't always get to talk with them about books. However, I'm thinking that with this blog I can give them suggestions about books that they will enjoy, and they can read it whenever they have a chance.

I'm going to write my posts in levels, encouraging all students in the school rather than just the 4th graders. I'll try to share a group of books that would be appropriate for each grade level, sometimes choosing brand new books and other times selecting old favorites. I can use this to share some of the books that don't get checked out very often along with those that are very popular, and if students want to go back and review my 100 (and more) previous books, they always have the opportunity to do so.

I would also love to add some videos illustrating these great new books - so watch for both. Most importantly, stop into the library as often as you can and check out new books! There are so many to choose from that you'll never have to worry about not having enough.

Welcome to 2012-2013. It's going to be a wonderful year of reading!!

School is starting soon, so while you're waiting, check out these great stories:

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

I probably don't need to say anything more about any of these great books! I'll see you all soon - now pick up a good book and get reading!!