Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Reading is a choice of delite"

So, children are funny.  It's true.  Most of the time.  I teach 3rd grade and my little children designed bookmarks from which I will choose the top three.  Well, they are all cute.  Apparently I didn't really give good enough instructions to make a bookmark having something to do with reading because many of them had nothing to do with reading.  A lot of them had USA symbols like the liberty bell and bald eagle.  Totally random.  We hadn't even discussed USA symbols, yet.  Another student had written, "What's cooking good looking?"  That speaks for itself.

But, luckily, some of the students did follow my instructions because one is colored with lovely bright colors with the saying, "Reading is a choice of Delite."  I love it.  I think this gal will get the #1 spot for sure.  I'll try to take a picture and post it on here.

By the way, this has a lot to do with being single because we should all be reading!  Right now I'm trying to finish Eragon.  It's a great book so far but it's just taking me so long to just finish it!  One of my cousins, Elissa is a super fast reader and can pretty much read any book within a couple hours.  For me, it's a couple weeks.  But, I do love reading!

I'm really into young adult and children novels because they are so light-hearted and hardly ever have any suggestive material.  So, if you want any great suggestions for good books, here's some:
  • Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
  • Austenland by Shannon Hale (this is more young-adult than the others)
  • The Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (so much better than the movie!)
I really want to re-read the Twilight series, but it just makes me really want a boyfriend.  So, I might have to hold off on those for now.

1 comment:

  1. Why isn't "what's cooking good looking" the number 1? If these are bookmarks, they obviously all have to deal with reading, because they'll be in a book that someone is reading. Then again you are the professional teacher. Can't argue with that.