Last year I showed my students a picture of a book tree I had seen on the Internet. It didn't take long before we had our own book tree built in our classroom. We did the same this year.
Worch Library was very welcoming of the idea, so on our December visit to the library, my students not only treated themselves to checking out their monthly cache of books, they also built a book tree. The students thought they were privileged individuals when they were escorted into the basement and given free reign in the discarded book stacks to choose and bring up to the main floor the texts they would need. Here is what resulted from their efforts...
Fantastic, right? What made this tree even more special? My students made bookmark ornaments for the tree. Listed on each bookmark was their favorite book or a book recommendation.
And just when we thought this book tree couldn't get any better, the wonderful librarians placed these signs on top of the book tree...
Worch Library held a contest to see if patrons could guess how many books were in the book tree! Great idea! How fun! How many books did it take to build this tree? We don't know until we take it down on Wednesday this week! We'll have to count the books then! (Leave a comment if you'd like to guess, and I'll let you know the number later this week.)
Happy Holidays! Happy Reading!
Mrs. T :)
P.S. Reading is like breathing chocolate air!