This week, 4th graders had a surprise “book tasting” party in Ms. Waters’ classroom.
“We set up the room to look like a cafe, only instead of sampling food, we sampled books. There were five different tables/ genres: fiction, fantasy, mystery, adventure and historical fiction. The kids filled out “menus” as they tasted their books and wrote down titles they wanted to remember,” said Ms. Waters. “At the end, we had some hot chocolate and cookies and everyone had a new book to read!”
And in the Middle School, 5th graders visited the Messing Library for a “book tasting” party of their own, where Ms. Matheny was dressed as a chef and led a discussion about ways to choose a good book. Much like the 4th grade tasting, students were able to sample different genres and authors, and afterward, they spent time reading their selections.