The NB Public Libraries run a program called Hackmatack with interested students. It's completely optional. I know I have lots of students that LOVE to read that may be interested.
What is Hackmatack?
Technically it's a tree, also known as a tamarack or larch. For this, it's a group of students from Atlantic Canada that read books and vote. Their votes determine the Hackmatack Children's Choice Award for Atlantic Canada.
What do I do?
There are 10 fiction and 10 non-fiction books written by Canadians that have been nominated. Students read a minimum of 5 books in a catagory then vote for their favourite. Voting takes place in the Spring.
Who can join?
For right now, it's only for our homeroom. It may open up to the entire school as the weeks roll along. It's intended for grade 4-6 because of the reading level of the books and the content. But, some grade 3 students may be interested too.
How do I join?
The first step is to let me know if you're interested. Then, I'll get a book to you to start reading. This program runs until Spring. I've attached a log book for you to print (or I can print it for you upon our return to school). Typically we have a lunch book club once a month where we chat about the books, eat and have fun.
Let me know if you're interested!