Over on my class blog, Curiosity Racers, I shared what happened as a result of this tweet from author Aaron Becker.
It is worth checking out.
@CarrieGelson it starts with the letter R
— Aaron Becker (@storybreathing) January 22, 2015
All of those delicious R words have inspired my celebration post today.
My children had a Professional Day on Monday so they came to my classroom with me. This was a wonderful experience all around. They were great helpers and my students loved to interact with them. All my most precious children in one room! Watching the students share their love of books with my children who have been raised on books was a most rewarding experience.
I love the restless energy of science experiments. Our favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteers came in on Thursday morning and led the students through some activities to learn about density. The excitement, the observing, the predicting, the confirming, the “Oh I get it now!” moments.
In math, we are solving a variety of multi-step word problems involving multiplication and division. I have been modelling different choices around using manipulatives or 100 dot array charts to represent the thinking. Students have been working together to solve and write equations that represent their process. I love the confidence, the starting over, the talk, the thinking.
Yes, the results of our #MockCaldecott are in! The winners are . . .
I hope to be posting more about this soon!
We have some very passionate readers in our room. When this title by Mark Pett wasn’t one of the winners (it was so very close!), one super fan gave it its own medal!
And author/illustrator Mark Pett approved 🙂
@CarrieGelson Nice to meet you! And your medal is better than any Caldecott!
— Mark Pett (@MarkPett) January 22, 2015
There was lots of gushing over favourite titles in this #MockCaldecott process. Everyone had a chance to write about the books they loved and why. Oh, the book love! Thank you to Ruth Ayres and the #celebratelu community! Being part of a community that regularly shares gratitude and celebrations truly transforms my weeks. Read all of the celebrations by following the links shared here.