I started a reading challenge at school where students get a prize and entry into an “exclusive club” when they read a fiction series with three or more books. I thought this accomplishment (easy for some, way harder for others) was worthy of a special prize so I made a logo for the club (Journeyperson Challenge Champions!) using Makr app (7 bucks for a cool logo that you can use anywhere) and made buttons with the help of my coworker/friend/maker space guru, Emily! So fun! This picture has two of my favorite non-Hunger Games-esque series: Chasing Vermeer is the first in Blue Balliett’s mystery series that mixes heists, math, art and friendship and Chains is the first in Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction series about sisters who are sold into slavery to a family in New York City at the dawn of the Revolutionary War and become spies for the patriots.
So far I have 5 students who have finished a series and more that are working on it! I am reading the Harry Potter series for the first time. Kids are both surprised that I never read it and jealous that I get to read it for the first time!