There was a real buzz in our classroom this morning as we witnessed high drama in our very first 'Book World Cup'! With a line up of 32 fantastic books to engage all, the children initially had the chance to look at the books to see which ones grabbed their attention and got them excited about reading. After having a look at all 32 books, we began drawing out the books in pairs, for a face-off. The children voted for their favourite, which went through to the round of 16, whilst the other book was returned to the book shelf. After lots of discussion and tough decisions, we arrived at the semi-finals. The four remaining books (pictured below) were: Wonder, by R J Palacio; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C S Lewis; Holes, by Louis Sachar and Clive King's Stig of the Dump. Two classics vs two modern novels. After much deliberation, it was classic vs modern again in the final. After the final round of votes, Wonder was unanimously chosen as our winner, greeted with big cheers! We loved reading the first few pages of the book together this afternoon, learning about the birth of August, the main character. It's sure to be an uplifting yet emotional story for us but the children are really excited about this book.
The children had great fun this morning and are already desperate to read lots of those books that were part of the original line up of 32. They're excited about reading and can't wait to get stuck in to our class library! What a WONDERful start to life in Year 6!