What have we been reading? Oh what choices there were. I thought about the book that Mrs. Hembree had been reading, Inside Out & Back Again. But I had recently read Frindle by Andrew Clements with my son and knew that this was the one! We have been working hard to talk with students about their "on deck" book or "next read". Many of us have TBR (to be read) piles, but oftentimes, students do not realize how important this is. I thought Andrew Clements, with all of his fantastic books, would be a good choice that could lead to continued reading.
A couple of students have told me that they are simply coming for the snacks and I am totally okay with that. Last week we had apple cider donuts from our local orchard, Lyman Orchards - delicious! This week we had brownies! What a pleasure it was to hear all the thank yous and "yums!" from the kids today. Because every time they stay and listen, there is just one more chance that one of them might connect with a book. And that would be the best of all!