Book-a-day Challenge for Summer

I obviously didn’t too well with the 48 hour book challenge the other weekend hosted by http://www.motherreader.com/ since I didn’t read at all!! GASP!! Can you believe it? I LOVE to read, but that weekend ended up being so busy with family and since I sometimes IGNORE my family to read books I thought it was best NOT to do that! 🙂

So…..Donalyn Miller-author of The Book Whisperer-is setting forth a challenge to read a book each day during the summer. The rules are VERY flexible-check out her post about it:

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/book_whisperer/2011/06/the_3rd_annual_book-a-day_chal.html

I think I have about 61 days left until the beginning of school in our district here in Alabama, but I might cheat (gasp again) a little and just aim for 50 TOTAL books this summer! I am going to post about each one-even the little, teensy, tiny picture books that will make their way into this challenge! I actually started this 2 days ago and have read 3 books so far-1 picture non-fiction and 2 chapter-and let me tell you the chapter books were amazing! I’ll be posting about them soon!

I went to my classroom yesterday (even though it is completely packed up for the summer awaiting the cleaning of the floors) and hauled a stack of books back to my house!!! To go with the stack of books in my junky wannabe organized home office! To go with the stack of books near my bed! To go with my Amazon kindle that I hope has a stack of books soon!! 🙂

Are you ready all you bookaholics???? Join the fun!!! What can it hurt? The worst thing that can happen is you don’t meet your challenge and you still get some great reads in for the summer!!

 

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About shannonjoe

I teach 3rd grade. Love Jesus, teaching, reading, running, and working out.

Posted on June 9, 2011, in Reading Challenge and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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