Monday April 16th 2018

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Each week I share at least one reading photo of the week.

What better than a room full of readers? Everyday it looks like this during Reading Workshop. Pure reading joy.

#classroombookaday titles allowed us to meet some extraordinary friends.

This week we explored stories from around the globe and had some big discussions about the importance of education and not taking basic resources for granted.

Classroom Highlights 

We have been building our understanding of fractions in math.

In the Art and Discovery studio we have been designing our imaginary child friendly homes. We will begin building next week.

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.

Books I loved:

Backyard Fairies by Phoebe Wahl

How I wish this book had existed when my daughter was younger. She was convinced fairies lived in our back garden. This book would have helped her to believe even more fiercely. Gorgeous illustrations.

Come Home Already! by Jory John and Benji Davies

We all need alone time. But do we need it in large, large doses? And isn’t having our friends around kind of the best? Duck tries to cope when Bear heads out alone on a fishing expedition.

Forever or a Day by Susan Jacoby

A beautiful wandering through a conversation about time.

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily Mackenzie

I completely empathize with this little book burglar. Books are addictive!

I Got It! by David Wiesner

Nearly wordless. Mere moments in a baseball game.

I Am the Boss of this Chair by Carolyn Crimi and illustrated by Marisa Morea

Hmm, a new kitten on the scene? Looks like Oswald Minklehoff Honey Bunny III is going to have to establish some very clear boundaries about his favourite chair! Perfect for little ones who may be preparing for a new sibling.

Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes 

Beatrice does her best work upside down. There are lots of reasons for some important thinking in this book – friendship woes, new teacher expectations, fashion decisions to stay true to your ninja nature, etc. Loved this one and it is being devoured by the readers in my room.

The Wild Robot Escapes (The Wild Robot, #2) by Peter Brown

I loved this adventure as much as the first. Roz is such a memorable character. She is determined to return to Brightbill on her wild island. Is it possible?

Up next? I am reading The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

Reading Progress updates:

2018 Chapter Book Challenge: 17/60 complete

2018 Transitional Chapter books: 8/40 complete

Goodreads Challenge: 85/300 books read

Progress on challenge: 1 book behind schedule

#MustReadin2018: 9/30 complete

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 8/40 titles

Diverse Books in 2018: 13/40 books read

10 thoughts on “Monday April 16th 2018

  1. I’ve requested several of these from my library. I always love the reading photo–and I’m very intrigued by their imaginary child-friendly housing project. I’m guessing there will some domestic improvements that are very fun. I know my son would like an indoor basketball court and a room where the whole floor is a trampoline. I think he would consider those pretty necessary additions to any housing project.

  2. Love seeing your book-a-day boards (and love Beatrice’s Goat!) & all about your students. I’d like to read that I Am The Boss of This Chair. What a fun cover. Loved Come Home Already and Forever Or A Day. Thanks, Carrie!

  3. Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker looks really great! I’m adding that one to my TBR list. And I keep trying to grab The Wild Robot series, but will have to put it off until May. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have not had a reader leave with Beatrice Zinker yet! I am shocked because I love that character. I think I’m going to need to book talk her to a class instead of a few wandering readers.

  5. I had a hard time focusing on your post after reading about Backyard Fairies. You can tell your delightful daughter that I still haven’t quite stop believing in them. I can’t wait to get this book to read!

  6. I think I have just fallen in love with the cover of Forever or a Day – hopefully we get that in our libraries soonest! Backyard Fairies also look wondrous! So many great titles, and that picture of your room-ful of readers is just so precious.

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