Bloomsdale Elementary fifth grade students in Mrs. Jaclyn Oechsner’s class recently held their first book-tasting event, where the classroom is set up cafe-style and students discuss books they have read recently while sipping hot chocolate.
Earlier this year, students had the opportunity to choose a book to read from a list provided by Mrs. Oechsner, and then they created a visual book report on their choice. Some of these books included “Wings of Fire” by Tui T. Sutherland, “The Wild Robot” by Peter Brown, “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan, and more! Then, during the book-tasting, students walked around the classroom and visited their classmates’ visual reports. The students read through the summaries and then had to choose three books they would like to read next!