It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share at least one reading photo of the week. This week I am fully celebrating the joy of buddy reading with our younger K buddies.
#classroombookaday titles from 2 weeks ago were all about the changing season.
Last week we read about kind acts and gestures. And going beyond because we want to be giving and caring.
Follow along with us through our classroom twitter account @CuriosityRacers
I had to share our completed dot art completed for International Dot Day.
I have already tweeted this but had to share here too. This was one of my favourite comments from last week – when we brainstormed what we noticed about all of these titles, someone shared, ” They have characters and creatures that are real if you believe in them.” Still smiling.
The incredible title Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak has inspired us to create our own mini books. Front and back covers are complete. Stay tuned for more.
In morning math explorations we investigated square tiles and pentominoes.
Days later this group requested to use the materials again during free choice time. 🙂
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.
Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung
Reds, Yellows and Blues each think they are the best. But then, some mixing occurs and everyone gets a much brighter, more colourful perspective.
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh
Papa Rabbit had to go North to find work when the rains didn’t come. A big party is organized for his return, but Papa still doesn’t come home. So Pancho Rabbit sets out to find his father. An allegorical tale that speaks to the challenges and struggles faced by families illegally crossing borders hoping for a better life for their families.
A House That Once Was written by Julie Fogliano with illustrations by Lane Smith
I can’t decide if the text or the illustrations are more beautiful here. Both are truly incredible. This will be part of our Mock Caldecott list – can’t wait to share it in January with my class.
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
I love everything about this book. I kind of want to carry it around and read it to everyone I meet. Imagine all the conversations that could be shared asking “Where did your name come from??
Come with Me by Holly M. McGhee with illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre
Oh this little book has a lot to say about how to be in the world.
On a Magical Do-Nothing Day by Beatrice Alemagna
Love the illustrations – this crazy orange colour and those incredible snails. Essential themes for our times – looking closely, getting lost in nature, unstructured play, losing our devices (here, quite literally).
A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider–The Story of E. B. White by Barbara Herkert with illustrations by Lauren Castillo
Wow. A beautiful biography.
Older Not Wiser (Bad Nana) by Sophie Henn
An illustrated chapter book with lots of humour. The British expressions may require a little bit of assistance navigating but this one has high kid appeal.
Up next? I am still reading Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
2018 Chapter Book Challenge: 36/60 complete
2018 Transitional Chapter books: 14/40 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 168/300 books read
Progress on challenge: 55 books behind schedule
#MustReadin2018: 19/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 21/40 titles
Diverse Books in 2018: 31/40 books read