It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week. That has grown to a few reading photos from the week . . .
We have continued to enjoy looking at nonfiction titles during our book sharing circles.
I love the energy in each of these circles and how it spreads out around the room.
This was taken during a read aloud of Orion and the Dark shared by a guest reader. The kids couldn’t get close enough!
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:
My second Slice of Life: Bad Irony (I will admit that I find this writing kind of terrifying)
For Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday: The nonfiction effect Here, I talk about beginning to introduce more nonfiction titles to my current class.
My weekly Celebration post: Afternoons: the good, the not so great and the green
Books I enjoyed:
Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett
This book is all kinds of gorgeous. The story is delightful – forming a friendship with the very thing that scares you most and learning a new way to see the world in the process. But the illustrations and artistic choices, simply fabulous.
Ballet Cat: Dance! Dance! Underpants! by Bob Shea
Giggle. Giggle. Giggle. Can’t wait to read this aloud to a whole class. I started with one little guy not yet picked up in the office one afternoon and he thought it was pretty amusing. Well, very amusing. I asked him if he thought my class would listen without laughing. “No way, not possible,” he told me.
Strictly No Elephants written by Lisa Mantchev and illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
Kind of adorable. And a beautiful message of inclusivity.
Waiting by Kevin Henkes
Quiet. Gentle. Full. Loved this title. Think I will love it more and more as I read it and share it.
Welcome, Precious written by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier
An ideal new baby celebration book. Gift it to new parents – it celebrates all of the amazing of a baby joining the family.
Two White Rabbits by Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng
This title is weighty in its simple, missing pieces kind of narration. Nothing is specifically clear but this is what I enjoyed about this title. Rich in emotion, its multitude of stories and our human need to find home and safe.
Thank You and Goodnight by Patrick McDonnell
Perhaps the perfect bedtime book. I love the pure exhaustion that eventually triumphs.
Reading Progress updates:
2016 Chapter Book Challenge: 6/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 45/400 books read
#MustReadin2016: 5/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 11/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 8/50 books read
I continue reading (almost done) The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten and have just started All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely as a read aloud with my family.