Who: 4th and 5th grade boys
When: one Thursday per month throughout the school year at 8:30 A.M. in the school library
Guys Read is a book club open to all interested 4th and 5th grade boys. Teachers Mr. Hoeppner, Mr. Sullivan,
Mr. Lovmo, Mr. Gorman and Mr. Gorton lead the group. Meetings are usually held in the Library at 8:30 am on the third
Thursday of each month.
Each month the boys read an assigned book prior to coming to the meeting. The books selected are high-interest, appealing stories for boys. Boys can get required books either by buying them, or by checking them out from the school or public libraries. Audio versions of the books are available on iPods if needed.
During Guys Read meetings, the boys and male teachers have a discussion about what they read and then share a snack that has to do with the book. There is a suggested donation of $5 per trimester that covers these snacks.
The only requirement is that the book must be read prior to coming to the meeting so the boys can engage in the conversations. The book can be read independently or together as a family. There is no writing or homework required. Guys Read is meant to be a fun, laid back time that fosters an appreciation of reading and builds friendships.
Westview Elementary School, 225 Garden View Drive, Apple Valley, Minnesota, Phone: 952-431-8380