A bunch of Knuckleheads


Last Wednesday we met to discuss Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka. Not a moment too soon. For some reason 3rd and 4th grade boys are not patient beings. Go figure! Jr. (other Kyle 3rd grade teacher) bailed on me. Something about tutoring kids for CSAP! Luckily Liam’s dad joined us.


The guys were SO excited to share their favorite chapters. Yes, Crossing Swords was a favorite! The guys with me started reading chapters. The funniest part of the entire evening was when Max A. read Chapter 36 “What’s so funny Mr. Scieszka?” I laughed so hard I cried and my face turned bright red. The guys made it funnier by asking “What’s so funny Mr. Kimmal?”. I had a great time that evening.



Our next book is Billy Hooten Owlboy. It is a fun book about a reluctant super hero.
Hopefully, no parents will be upset about this one!

Comments

Nance said…
I just discovered your blog today. So, I went back to the beginning of 2008 and read all of your entries. I was wondering if you would be willing to write about some of the nuts and bolts of setting up your book club. How did you select students? How often do you meet? Do you provide the books or does each student purchase his own? Where do you meet during the school year and at what time? Does membership shift over the course of the year? Were all of the boys from your own class? etc. I am interested in doing something similar with my students and would like some ideas on how to begin. Thank you.
Nance said…
I just discovered your blog today. So, I went back to the beginning of 2008 and read all of your entries. I was wondering if you would be willing to write about some of the nuts and bolts of setting up your book club. How did you select students? How often do you meet? Do you provide the books or does each student purchase his own? Where do you meet during the school year and at what time? Does membership shift over the course of the year? Were all of the boys from your own class? etc. I am interested in doing something similar with my students and would like some ideas on how to begin. Thank you.
Kyle said…
Nance thanks for the comment. Please email and I will send you information.