Students: I'll be telling you about books I've read, books I've heard about, books I think you'll like.
Parents: You'll be hearing about books Mrs. George is reading in class. Books the whole class is reading. And, hopefully, your child will come home talking about a book they're finally going to try because Mrs. George keeps bugging them about it.
I am all about reading.
Why? Because books have power. They have the power to heal us. They have the power to make us think. Make us question. Books can be fun, exciting, scary, and they can be a safe gateway to explore topics that students maybe haven't talked about before.
Over the course of this year, all of my classes will read at least 98 books. I'm going to read 90 books out loud to them in class, and they'll read 8 on their own. Why? Because the more you read, the better you get. The more you read, the more you understand. The more you read, the more the world is opened to you.
And I want that for each of my students.