Other than the two hours I still need to work sometime tomorrow, my school year is finished. I'll need to go in and print grade cards for 3-8th grades. I was waiting on the TCAP quick scores. In Tennessee we are required by law to average the state test score into the student's second semester average. As the school's techie, one of my jobs is to run the report cards.. Hopefully I can do that first thing in the morning.
I was excited to start my summer reading this past weekend. Finished 5! Ok some of them were really short.
Finished Insurgent by Veronica Roth.
Some of Tris's decisions in book two of the Divergent series bothered me. Seemed like every character was full of secrets. Was definitely engaging. Couldn't put it down! My upper grade students will love it.
For my lower grade students, I finished:
Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt by Megan McDonald
Dragonbreath: Nightmare of the Iguana by Ursula Vernon
Danny has to solve the problem of Wendell's nightmare. I just started picking up the Dragonbreath books last fall. I didn't think I would like them, but they are surprising good! Due to the vocabulary my second graders would struggle with these. I'm going to recommend these for my middle grade students (3rd-6th).
I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems
Fly High, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold
I love Fly Guy and so do my students. Buzz and his parents take a trip and of course Fly Guy has to save the day. A great story for my K-2 students.
Hopefully I can get grade cards finished in the morning and free up my afternoons for reading. What a way to spend my summer!