It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I have been sharing a reading photo of the week each week. I now have a class again and as media consent forms get signed, I can begin sharing photos of the reading happening in my room. Here is a photo of my new class voting on our favourite #classroombookaday of the week. They were so excited! Some thought that because they voted for the book that received the most votes that they had won! Very cute.
Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR community has read. It’s the best way to discover what to read next.
On the blog:
A review of the book Sloth Slept On with student reactions
My weekly celebration: 5 words which reflect my first week
Books I loved:
Where’s Walrus? And Penguin? by Steven Savage
As I was reading this book, I forgot it was wordless. The story is so engaging and clever.
Ellie by Mike Wu
Ellie wants to save the zoo but also to find what makes her special. A sweet little story of perseverance and caring.
Sloth Slept On by Frann Preston-Gannon
A sloth is discovered by three children sleeping in a tree. Just who is this creature? And . . . what should they do with him? Lots of fun.
Young Frank, Architect by Frank Viva
Wow, this book impressed me. Such a tale about approaching the world with a unique perspective and creativity.
The Dandelion’s Tale written by Kevin Sheehan and illustrated by Rob Dunlavey
The desire to be remembered, the cycle of life – some heavy themes in a delightful picture book.
What in the World?: Numbers in Nature written by Nancy Raines Day and illustrated by Kurt Cyrus
Perfect to inspire looking closely at the world and finding numbers everywhere we look.
Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles
Lots of sadness and despair here. Such an interesting concept. Despite all of the different narrators, this title really held my attention. A well written, powerful book.
Updates on my 2015 Reading Goals:
2015 Chapter Book Challenge: 52/80 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 322/415 books read
#MustReadin2015: 16/24 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 59/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 36/50 books read
Up next? I am reading a number of titles including The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens