It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week. Here is my classroom in its middle of the summer state – mid-organizing, mid-library redo, mid-sort-of-everything.
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:
Summer Maintenance in the Classroom Library: Step 1: Relocate
This is the first post in a series. Next post will be later this week.
Books I read:
Waiting for High Tide by Nikki McClure
I will be honest – I am going to have to go back and reread this one. I was so enamoured with the illustrations of the Pacific Northwest shore line that I can’t remember the text. This book is a stunner.
Seven Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the Cafeteria by John Grandits and illustrated by Michael Allen Austin
This has got to be one of the longest titles out there for a picture book! A fun look at being anxious beginning somewhere new. Such engaging and colourful illustrations.
Owl Diaries #1 Eva’s Treetop Festival by Rebecca Elliot
In preparation for moving back to primary, I am reading a lot of transitional chapter book titles. This is a cute series in the Branches series from Scholastic. Very accessible for readers building their stamina for longer stories.
Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split by Anica Mrose Rissi and illustrated by Meg Park
I really liked this title and purchased two more in the series for my classroom. A very realistic portrayal of friendship struggles and dynamics at this age.
The Amazing Crafty Cat by Charise Mericle Harper
Visually really fun. But must admit, for me, this book was just odd. Would like to kid test it.
Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry
A must read middle grade novel in verse about a young girl with Tourette syndrome.I learned so much. This is also a wonderful read about friendship, moving and complicated family dynamics. If I was still teaching Grade 4 and 5, I would be purchasing this one.
Reading Progress updates:
2017 Chapter Book Challenge: 40/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 168/365 books read
Progress on challenge: 42 books behind schedule (one better than last week)
#MustReadin2017: 18/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 23/50 titles
Diverse Books in 2016: 28/50 books read
Up next? I continue to have a few novels on the go.