School Days Challenge

Duration: August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017

KINDERGARTEN:
extended families
phone number/address
colors/numbers

  • Read a book by an author who shares a first name with someone in your family: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher
  • Read a book with one number from your street address in the total number of pages: Without Borders by Amanda Heger
  • Read a book whose cover is more than 75% your favorite color: Lotus and Thorn by Sara Wilson Etienne

1st GRADE:
capital letters
count beyond 100
recess

  • Read a book by an author who uses an initial instead of a first name: Fifteen Lanes by S. J. Laidlaw
  • Read a book from a series with more than 15 books: Alice on Board by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Read a book just for fun: A Life Beyond Boundaries by Benedict Anderson

2nd GRADE:
basic fractions
different types of sentences
rhymes

  • Read a book whose cover is divided into (relatively even) halves, thirds or quarters: The Girl at the Center of the World by Austin Aslan
  • Read a book whose title is a question: Where Have All the Flowers Gone? by Ellen Emerson White
  • Read a book whose title contains at least two words that rhyme: Obama Opapa by Jessica Ali

3rd GRADE:
multiplication/division
chapter books & non-fiction, cursive writing
geography

  • Read a book whose original year of publication is evenly divisible by 3 (for 3rd grade): Crosstalk by Connie Willis
  • Read a book whose title is written in cursive writing: Huntress by Malinda Lor
  • Read a book set in a place you’ve never visited: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

4th GRADE:
lines/angles
punctuation
home state history/geography

  • Read a book with a straight line that runs the entire length or width of the cover: Home by Leila S. Chudori, translated by John H. McGlynn
  • Read a book with some sort of punctuation in its title: My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
  • Read a book set in your home state or, for our international friends, read a book set in your home country: The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney

5th GRADE:
geometric shapes
government & its branches
art

  • Read a book with a basic geometric shape on its cover: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge
  • Read a book in which a character works for the government of his/her town/state/country: A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
  • Read a book with what you consider an artistic cover: Terrains of Exchange by Nile Green

6th GRADE:
current events
ancient civilizations
lab science
keyboarding, music

  • Read a book set in the current day: Monarki by Lokman Hakim
  • Read a book set in an ancient civilization
  • Read a book with a character who works in a lab: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  • Read a book in which music is important to the plot OR a book with a character who is a writer/author/journalist: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

7th GRADE:
natural world
human body
American history
family & consumer science

  • Read a book with a cover that shows only “nature” — no buildings, no people, no roads, only wild animals/plants; post the cover
  • Read a book with an entire human body on the cover; post the cover
  • Read any historical fiction book OR a non-fiction book about some aspect of American history; tell us the subject
  • Read a book in which a character earns his/her living by cooking/baking or sewing/quilting; tell us the career

8th GRADE:
guidance counselor
heredity
phys ed
organization

  • Read a book in which a character benefits from the guidance of another character
  • Read a book with a parent and his/her child as two of the main characters
  • Read a book with a character who works out regularly
  • Go through your TBR list/pile, weed out the books you are no longer interested in, then read one of the hidden gems you found while you were weeding; tell us where it was hiding on your list :)

9th GRADE:
algebra
world history
earth science
sports

  • Read a book with an X somewhere in the title or the author’s name
  • Read a book set somewhere other than in the country where you live; tell us the setting and where you live
  • Read a book with a moon or planet (other than Earth) on the cover; post the cover
  • Read a book with a character who is an athlete; tell us the sport

10th GRADE:
after school job
foreign language
geometry
European history

  • Read a book whose title begins with J, O or B (disregard A, An or The)
  • Read a book whose title contains a foreign word
    NOTE: If the title is in English, the word must be a language other than English. If the title is in another language, the word must be a different language

  • Read a book in which a character must prove that s/he is not guilty of an accusation (proofs in geometry)
  • Read a book set in Europe; tell us which country

11th GRADE:
SATs
driver’s ed
chemistry
world cultures

  • Read a book in which a character takes a test or exam of some sort
  • Read a book with a motorized, wheeled vehicle on the cover; post the cover
  • Read a book with a lot of explosions (chem lab gone bad!)
  • Read a book set in a country you’d like to visit; tell us where

12th GRADE:
National Honor Society
swimming
grad(uation) project
prom

  • Read a book with a very intelligent character
  • Read a book whose cover shows a body of water in which you could swim; post the cover
  • Read a coming-of-age book ( OR you can change this to a book with YA on its main GR page )
  • Read a book in which a once-in-a-lifetime event happens OR a book with a tuxedo or a pretty dress on the cover; post the cover

COLLEGE:

FRESHMAN:
gen ed classes, orientation

  • Read two books from any genre/s you choose; tell us the genres

SOPHOMORE:

  • Read two books from one of those two genres (your college major); tell us which genre you chose

JUNIOR:

  • Read two books within that same genre that were originally published in the same year; tell us the year

SENIOR:

  • Read two books by the same author within the genre you chose for your sophomore year

MASTERS DEGREE:

  • Read four books from ONE sub-genre within the genre you chose for your sophomore year

PhD – dissertation:

  • Read six books by the same author from within the genre you chose for your sophomore year

Challenge hosted by Crazy Challenge Connection.