Our homeschool co-op is doing a 21 day reading challenge. Please understand that I have two children, one of whom detests reading. Unless it is Diary of a Wimpy Kid, he usually refuses to read it.
My daughter loves to read and is very good at it. Griffin is also an excellent reader, he just doesn’t enjoy it. He gets that from his Dad. David told me, not too long ago, that he hadn’t read anything for pleasure, ever.
Yesterday we learned that we are doing this 21 day reading challenge. We are supposed to take a fourth of a piece of paper for each book, write the title and author or the book on it and then draw a picture, if they want to. Bella has read 11 books so far and drawn a picture for all of them. Griffin read a chapter book, 2 magazines and 6 easy readers today. He also drew pictures for each one. Bella is still going strong reading. At the end of the 21 days, all of the participants will bring their sheets of paper with the books on them. We are going to lay them side by side to see how many books were read. I think the kids will be amazed at how many books were read during this time. The library is sure going to thank us. We’ve visited two different ones in the last two days and checked out 83 books and magazines.
Griffin got tired of reading and asked if he could stop. He had read for over 2 hours so I said, Sure, you’ve done enough for today. Instead of asking to watch TV or play video games, he said, “I think I’ll make a comic strip.” I was very surprised. So, for the last hour he has been writing a comic strip about a penguin who runs a coffee shop.
When i asked what their favorite book from today, This was their responses.
Griffin’s favorite thing was Nick Magazine. The issues is one with spongebob square pants in it. I love the fact that my kids can read anything they like, not just what a teacher assigns them.
I can’t imagine if I could only read on my level, or what someone else thinks I would enjoy. Griffin actually said today that he enjoyed reading when he got to pick out the books. Now I just have to keep track of all of the library books and makes sure they get back on time. Library fines. . . . now that’s a whole ‘nother topic.
What is your child reading today? Please share with me.