Thursday, April 16, 2020

By the Book with Ms. Bukkhegyi, Grade 4 Teacher

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing (To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 2).

What kind of reader were you as a child? Which childhood books and authors stick with you most?
As a child, I was a pretty reluctant reader. I did not choose to spend my free time reading when I could be doing something outside, or playing with my sister. I loved to listen to people tell stories, but sometimes I struggled to stay focused when I was reading by myself. However, I had a couple of most favorite authors. I loved Judy Blume and Laura Ingalls Wilder and I found myself gravitating towards non-fiction books as well. 

Describe your ideal reading experience (when, where, what, how).
Today, my ideal reading experience is being curled up on a rainy day with my Kindle and a cup of tea, knowing that I don't have to leave the house at all that day!

What’s the most interesting thing you learned from a book recently?
Recently I've been reading a book called Educated by, Tara Westover. I have been learning about a woman who went on to receive a great education, even though her family did not approve of education while she was growing up. She never went to school and was barely homeschooled, yet her determination helped her to become a successful author. I learned that no matter what challenges you face growing up, all people have the potential to achieve their dreams. 

You’re organizing a literary dinner party. Which writers, dead or alive, do you invite?
There are several authors I would absolutely love to invite to a dinner party. Some of them include Harper Lee, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Roald Dahl, and Kate DiCamillo. These authors have written some of my favorite books of all time, and I'd love to have conversations with them about some of my most favorite literary characters!


  1. With a classroom library like yours, I should have known we were kindred spirits when it comes to reading!

  2. I too struggled with sitting still when little and reading if I could be outside and running around having an adventure. We had such freedom when we were little No phone or computer to distract us so we were on our own with our imaginations nature, what was in the garage for tools and maybe some girls scout training.