So one of our 5th grade classes read the book Mrs. Malarky Leaves No Reader Behind. And their teacher Mrs. Davis, who I have worked with for the last 5 years challenged her kids to do the same thing and read 1,000 books! If they did then our AP Mr. Love would then have to camp out on the roof of our school!
I didn't know about this until I found out that there was a ladder to the roof in a back closet of the school. I even climbed up myself! It was so much fun!
Just a side note: LeVar Burton is running a Kickstarter for Reading Rainbow and if you grew up when I did it was such a special part of your life! Check it out, do your research and maybe make the choice to donate!
What do you do to inspire and challenge your students?