This post is so different from yesterday.
This is yet another post about me managing to wrangle children into the Guys Read book club that I’ve been going on about.
I was so impressed with one of my recruits. When he came over late in the evening, I explained to him what I expected of him, and he was off and running. He was excited to get the book and the other stuff that I gave him.
I explained to him that for every ten books he read, he needed to write at least two simple book reports. I also explained to him that he would get to pick a prize, which could either be another book, some stickers or some other stuff that I purchased.
He brought the book report back the next morning with his proud 8-year old self. I was so proud of him that I gave him an extra treat (a cup of peaches).
I am so happy with the way that the children that I have recruited (David, Phillise, my godson, two nieces and 3 of the children on the street) have responded. They are honestly excited about reading. This is like a dream come true. I expected to have to cajole, plead, and bribe these children with big bribes to read, but that has not been the case.
I am really so happy about this!