That being said, there is a wonderful shop on Etsy that makes a book nerd charm necklace that I purchased for myself and my sister - a fellow book nerd. I wear my book nerd necklace everywhere, and refer to myself as a book nerd regularly with my students. They've amazed me, as always, and have begun referring to themselves as book nerds! In their writing they'll include something about how their book nerds. When they are done with an activity early they'll start reading because, as they'll later tell me, they're book nerds. Their willingness to identify themselves as book nerds inspired a new area in my classroom.
Necklace in question:
With some new additions:
The white board announces what or who we are currently reading.
This year I'm experimenting with the whole book nerd theme, by next year I hope to have a plan in place to really inspire my students to become book nerds! I want my students to know that reading is awesome and it's cool to be a reader. Maybe by embracing my book "nerdiness" I can inspire second graders to become true book nerds. Hopefully this early exposure to the term "nerd" will at least inspire a long term acceptance of nerds everywhere, and at best challenge them to become lifelong learners.
To book nerds everywhere,
Mrs. Castro Pin It