Thursday, February 4, 2010

First Book Club Meeting

This morning the 8th graders and I tried out the new in-class book clubs for the first time. I was super jazzed about the whole thing but you won't be able to pick up on that by listening to the sound of my voice...I sound like I'm drugged up. Do I always sound like this? And man, I always manage to forget about what a strange accent I have until I actually listen to a recording of my voice. But the kids sound great. I circulated around the classroom while all the students were meeting in their assigned book clubs and had some time to join a few of the discussions. Here's a recording of one of the groups made up of 2 boys and 1 girl. The boys took over most of the conversation. I tried to get the girl to talk a couple times, but she didn't feel like saying much. This particular group is reading a fantasy novel called Curse of the Shamra, but we don't end up talking much about that book in this recording. I had a good time.


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Melanie said...

Oh man! That took me back to the fifth graders I student taught last year. I remember loving their pre-teen personalities that were just starting to come out. I bet the eighth graders are a lot of fun. I never thought I'd say this, but I miss being in the public schools!

Melanie said...

Oh yeah, and he didn't like Twilight because the makeup was bad? That killed me!!! And I agree with him.