Our students get to experience some very creative learning opportunities. I recently learned about Book Tastings from Mrs. Wasinger, one of our 6th grade teachers. I was confused at first and thought maybe I misheard her: Book Tastings? Surely, she meant testing . . . as in students were being tested on something they recently learned in a book. Nope. She meant tasting. I didn't think they were eating books so I asked her to share a little bit more about these tastings. It turns out they are a part of literature circles during reading instruction. To start the literature circle process, the class held a 'book tasting' on Wednesday afternoon to get a 'taste' for a number of books. Students were given time to look at each book, read a few pages and then give the book a rating based on whether or not they would like to read that book. Mrs. Wasinger will place students into their literature circle groups based on student's book selections. Animal crackers and punch were also served for real taste and fun.
Here are a few pictures of the Book Tasting: