Friday, September 12, 2008

Back to School

The public schools are back in session, which means I'm back reading to Mrs. Jefferson's second grade class. I reprised the Arthur book Say Cheese! because it's a fresh crop of kids who haven't yet heard me exclaim, in a bicycle-on-a-bumpy-road voice, "This is n-n-n-ot w-w-w-hat I had in mind!"

Afterwards, I asked what books they'd like to read this year. I got some wonderful responses: Strawberry Shortcake, the Max and Ruby series, and Pokemon, which is a chapter book and too long for our thirty-minute sessions. But I admire their zeal.


lpanik said...

Good Night Moon!

Michelle Panik O'Neill said...

Great book! Except it's probably a little to simple for eight-year-olds. And might put them to sleep at 11AM.

lpanik said...

OOPS, then I probably shouldn't say it's a classic in my book. Right up there with The Old Man and the Sea.