Our Mock Newbery club is getting closer to voting on which book should win. We have read our five books: The Night Gardener, Rain Reign, Beyond the Laughing Sky, El Deafo, and The Fourteenth Goldfish. We have begun discussing the merits of each book in Edmodo, talking about one book at a time for the next two weeks. We will be skyping with the other library group, Hill Elementary, on Thursday. The students are very excited about this opportunity to talk with the other students in real time instead of on Edmodo. They are working on a welcome banner for the other school, too. Our voting will take place during the last week of January, and the final piece is a celebration with the other school in February. We are excited to be hosting the festivities, seeing which book we chose, and which book ALA awarded the medal.