Can We Get to 1 Million Minutes? Here are Some Books to Help Us Get There

Pinewood students do you think we can get Pinewood to 1 million minutes of reading this summer?  I have a math problem I need some help on.  If we have 370 Pinewood students, 11 weeks of summer left and already have 34,000 minutes read how many minutes more does each student need to read to get to 1 million?  How many minutes a week is that?  If you figure out the problem please comment below.  And don’t forget to continue to log and track your minutes on the Scholastic website. Currently Pinewood is 462 and we would love to move ahead in the national rankings and see our reading minutes soar.

As we continue our focus on summer learning, this week I’m excited to share some fun book recommendations that you can read to help us get to 1 million minutes.  Last we I shared some great online sites for summer learning, if you didn’t get a chance to see that post just scroll back on the blog the resources are great to keep your students engaged in their summer learning.

What books have you read that you love and would recommend? Here are a couple of books our new 6th grade teacher Gabe Steward encourages students to take a look at. All the books we are recommending you can find at your local library, bookstore, or on Amazon.

BFG

I like “The BFG” because it takes our world and merges it with a fantasy.  The made up language is hilarious.  You will get a kick out the words the BFG uses to express himself.
The BFG
The BFG

Holes

I like the book “Holes” because it shows how someone can take a bad situation and bad luck and turn it into a positive.  I like how the author takes two stories, one from the past and one from the present, and connects them into one story.  And besides, who doesn’t like digging holes?

Holes
Holes

Here are a few books that I love.

Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat is a great book series for lower elementary students.  Pete is always having a good time no matter where he is at and there are many books in his series for students to enjoy.

Pete Rocking
Pete Rocking

The Indian in the Cupboard

Have your ever imagined that your toys could come to life?  The Indian in the cupboard takes you into the world of one little boy who discovered how to make his play figures come to life.  You will love this adventure and the great relationship that develops between the main characters.

The Indian in the Cupboard
The Indian in the Cupboard

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