Elementary Sunshine State Readers Off and Reading

night-of-the-howling-dogsThe Sunshine State Reader/Book Battle Lunch Bunch is up and running. We have two groups of students – one 4th grade and one 5th grade – who are meeting each Wednesday during their lunch times to discuuss the 2009-2010 Sunshine State Reader books. Each student has committed to reading at least 8 of the 15 books, taking and passing the AR quizzes, writing and asking each other challenging questions about the books, and preparing for the District Book Battle.

These 36 students are each vying for a position on the coveted 6-person Book Battle team. We are excited to have them reading and working together in such a fun way. Mrs. Johns and Mrs. Forslund are coaching the 4th grade lunch bunch and  Mrs. Hanson is coaching the 5th grade lunch bunch.

Students can view book trailers of all the Sunshine State books on the Lee County Book Battle wiki created by Mrs. Harclerode, the media specialist at Diplomat Elementary school. This wonderful wiki is full of resources for all Lee County students to use.

Are you reading the Sunshine State books? If so, which ones do you like and why?