Monday, December 6, 2010

First Book Club Meetings

Our first "Book Club in a Bag" meetings will be held Thursday for the Wayside School group and Friday for the Justin Fisher and Flying Solo groups. These meetings will be about 15-20 minutes long and will involve a simple discussion of what we've read so far.

The reading requirements have been posted to edmodo. Students know exactly what they're supposed to read. This week, the requirement is about 30 pages or so. In the future, that amount will increase. (Students are encouraged to read their books during Independent Reading time at school, too!)

By Friday, they also must have posted at least once on edmodo. Keeping up with their reading and staying involved in the online discussion is really important. Remember, participation in "Book Club in a Bag" is required, so please check with your child to make sure they are keeping up with their reading.

There is no record sheet for this. I expect them to read, post on edmodo, and participate in the discussions. They will receive credit based on these things. Students who haven't read won't be able to participate in the book club meetings.

Finally, I thought it would be fun to have light snacks during our book club meetings each week. So I'm seeking donations. If a few of you send in some light treats for me to keep on hand in the classroom (juice, crackers, mini carrots, etc.) I think that would last us for a few meetings.

I'm excited to see how this turns out. I'm hoping it encourages more of them to complete extra reading at home each week. Enjoy! And let me know if you have any questions.

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