Awesome Summer Reader #2!

Tukie recommends the Pokemon graphic novels to all of you.  Did you know they go from right to left instead of left to right?  I didn’t.  He is on book #2 of this series, and then he will already have completed three books this summer.  Who’s up for joining Mrs. Shedd and Tukie in the summer reading challenge?  Yeah, Tukie!

Our First Summer Reader Reporting In . . . .

Every summer, the blog switches over from daily classroom news to fun summer news of interest to our class and the incoming class.  One tradition is to post photos of our community reading in all sorts of fascinating summer places.  Mrs. Shedd, our class reading champion who beats us all every year, sent this photo today of reading to her grandchildren in Michigan.  Our first reader reporting in!

I also just finished gluing her tea party thank you note to go with her thank you grocery gift card.  Each student designed a teacup that showed his or her personality in some way, and it came out so very cute.  Ta da!


I have been exploring a cool site called Biblionasium.  Your family might enjoy trying it this summer as a fun place to log your summer reading.  If your family likes it, let me know and maybe we’ll use it next year as a class.

What is it?
“Biblionasium is the fun, reading-focused social network for kids ages 6-13. Connecting kids in an encouraging community of friends, family and their educators, Biblionasium excites, engages and encourages a love of the written word. Kids can log their reading, play games, complete reading challenges and earn rewards within a safe social network built especially for them.”

Summer Blogging Challenge #1

Where are YOU reading?  Some of my favorite summer memories of third and fourth grades include taking my book along on my exploration of the day.  I read beside clear NH streams, up in trees, with a flashlight in a tent, on top of glacial erratics, in the field with the cows, and . . . . .

So have your adult snap a photo of YOU reading in a summery spot.  They can e-mail it to me anytime.  I can’t wait to hear from you, Wild Reader!

Two More Wild Readers!

Mrs. Shedd and Miss Blessing crossed the “finish line” of the Forty Book Challenge this week!  Yahoo!  In their interview, they collaborated on favorite places to read.

***When I was in third/fourth grade, I loved to read . . . . 

–up in my favorite climbing tree along our field (Miss B)

–in my pink gingham windowseat in my room (Miss B)

–on the sofa in the living room (Mrs. Shedd)

***Some unusual places we have read. . . . 

–at the gas station while my husband is pumping gas (Mrs. Shedd)

–in every line or wherever I am waiting for people no matter where it is (Miss B)

–on the ferry to Newfoundland (Miss B)

–in my bunk at Camp Maranatha (Mrs. Shedd)

***Places we love to read now . . . . 

–my recliner (Mrs. Shedd)

–laying on the couch (Mrs. Shedd)

–in my hammock (Mrs. Shedd)

–in a comfy chair by the ocean in Maine (Mrs. Shedd and Miss B)

–on the porch in a rocking chair, even when it is below freezing (Miss B)

–out in the garden among the flowers (Miss B)

***We keep books everywhere–by the bed, by the chair, in the bathroom, in the car, in the kindle on the phone, at school, at work–so no matter where we are, we can read, read, read!  Leave a comment about where YOU like to read!