We’re moving right along. At the school Valentine’s Day party yesterday one of the gals asked how I got my little to read. Obviously, in Kindergarten they accept parents reading to the kids as the kids reading. The kids are sitting and listening to reading. I said, does it count if I am bribing a little. She wants to watch the movies, so she has to read the book first. They kind of laughed at me. But it works. We’re ahead of the reading curve. Have been even before we started the reading of the Harry Potter series, but still, we’re ahead and I like it!
The goal for the students is if they read X-number of books (I can’t remember the number) that they get to duct tape the vice principal to the wall. It’ll be exciting and I want to see if it can happen.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
“‘Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.'”
When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it’s the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run – and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first-ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry’s tea leaves … But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss …
We’ve been reading these books to the point my little wants to be Hermione. She is totally into the characters and almost refers to them as people. I made her a deal the other day that if we could get through the books, I’d take her to Harry Potter World. I’m a bit excited too. I may not be the die-hard Harry Potter fan like some, but I really do like Harry Potter. Yup, I’m a groupie.
There are parts of this book I wonder if they are a little scary for a 5-year-old. If you think I’m a horrible mom about this, please keep your comments to yourself. My little loves reading. She also reads to me out of books made for her grade level. She loves to read and that’s how I want to keep it.