On our last day before break, we did a book exchange in each of my classes. Quote from class one: "It's like
a Christmas miracle!" Each student was happy with his/her surprise book! It
was amazing, especially in that first class, how each book fit each student
exactly without it being planned. I just told each student to bring in a
wrapped paperback, as gender-neutral as possible, and then we played a version
of "Hot Potato" to exchange them. Everyone, in all four classes, did a great
job picking out books! Now everyone had a book to read over break. Awesome -
let the reading begin!