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Wait, Is that Voluntary Schoolwork?

So you know how some kids have to do a little project or create an art piece or write a report after they read a book?  I’ve never really bought into that.  I try instead to have conversations about the books the kids are reading – both the required reading ones and the pleasure reads.  I see how they’re liking them and check their progress.

Well, imagine my surprise when I leave the kids alone for a couple of hours and come home to discover that Mushroom has made a little poster and a big dragon puppet out of paper for the last required reading book he finished, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.  Huh.   Well, I never would have assigned it, but I’m still kind of pleased.  BalletBoy apparently felt left out, so he made a comic of one of his favorites from the required reading list, Jenny and the Cat Club.

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