My students are bonkers for Dairy of a Whimpy Kid. Yesterday I received my shipment of three books that I preordered from Scholastic. The newly released Dairy of a Whimpy Kid-Old School was a hit. Last week we held a book lottery for the first two ccpies. The selected lottery winners now get first dibs on the reading of these books. They jumped up and down when I showed them the new books. They were fortunate to read them during Ludic reading in the classroom today and also are allowed to take them home to read. I have a long waiting list. Next Friday, the next three get to read the books. Maybe I should buy more? I am considering it.
It was so fun to see their reaction and joy! They didn't want to put the books down.
My students are such wild readers. Anytime I share my new reads, they want to immediately borrow the new books. Then I have to start new lotteries. I got the idea of book lotteries from Donalyn Miller's Reading in the Wild. This is such a great way to solve a big problem: my students want to read everything! It is a great problem to have.