Yes, it is coming up once again...the fabulous Teen Read Week. I LOVE the theme this year, but sadly don't have the funds or the time to make all my TRW dreams come true.
No worries, though. We will have a fabulous time celebrating teens and literacy on a shoestring budget...and you can, too!
The district is paying for amazing illustrator and artist extraordinaire Mike Wimmer to make a visit. Hopefully we can work it out for him to come for another 1/2 day to work with a small group of our artistic GT kiddos. He visited my campus long ago in another district and he is AMAZING with the students. I am SO excited about this!
We are also having our wonderful little local zoo, The Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin, TX , represented during TRW. Charlotte is AMAZING over there and puts together really cool information about animals that always goes with our yearly theme----she even brings animal visitors each time. Yes, middle school kids still think that's way cool. ;)
Then, of course, we will have a Murder Mystery Day---Highsmith has really great (and VERY easy-to-use) kits and we happen to own on called Rock and Roll Over Dead---just perfect for this year's theme.
We'll have several contests running, too...a song lyric writing contest, a caught you reading photography contest, and something I'm sure will come to me that works involving the teachers, too. In the past we've done a match-the-baby-picture to the teacher, or match-the-pet-picture. Not sure what we'll come up with, but I'd love to hear your ideas on the subject.
Obviously I'll have a few displays of awesome books that go well with this year's theme--fiction and non-fiction alike.
I'm still considering having a Zumba class or two, and perhaps adding Karaoke at lunch time if I get really brave.
How about you? How will you celebrate TRW? One thing is for sure...Teen Read Week will Rock!
read on gentle readers, read on...