It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week or two (or three . . . )
Book sharing circles were a big hit this week.
We perused numerous picture books from our collection.
And as always, buddy reading with the kindergarten class was a joy!
For our #classroombookaday, I pulled out some older favourites and the beloved Boy + Bot which got a lot of love!
It inspired some robot drawings.
We went on to paint our robots and cut them out. This week we will be designing robot landscapes.
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:
It was a pleasure to share the progress my readers have made: Celebration: Readers Happened Here
For Nonfiction Picture book Wednesday: Tooth by Tooth
Slice of Life: What I Shouldn’t Say
Books I enjoyed:
Swatch: The Girl who Loved Color by Julia Denos
This book is all kinds of bright and beautiful. It begs to inspire – numerous rereads, art projects, poems. I want to walk outside and give every colour its own special name – like bravest green (which shoots up in March). Wouldn’t you like to be a colour collector?
Finding Wild written by Megan Wagner Lloyd and illustrated by Abigail Halpin
Again, a book to inspire. Where can you find wild? What is wild to you? Why do we need wild? How is wild beautiful and dangerous all at the same time. Just so full of wow.
Whose Story is this, Anyway? written by Mike Flaherty and illustrated by Oriol Vidal
Its hard to tell your own story when other characters keep happening by . . .
One student is convinced this book is made just for him and, well, could the author make some more like this soon please? You know with pirates and dinosaurs and aliens and all? Major kid appeal here!
Solomon and Mortimer by Catherine Rayner
Oh these cheeky, sneaky crocodiles. I read this book and was convinced that these characters are actually my students masquerading as crocodiles. This book is funny and charming and will be the first book I read aloud this week.
Flora and the Peacocks by Molly Idle
Oh Flora, you sure can move. And this time with not one, but two, dancing partners. Stunning all around!
Charlotte and the Quiet Place written by Deborah Sosin and illustrated by Sara Woolley
A book about needing and finding a quiet place and then recreating it despite the noise. Perfect for our mindfulness practice.
Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts
Rhyming text and pages and pages of creative, incredible hats!
Otters Love to Play written by Jonathan London and illustrated by Meilo So
I adored this title and learned a lot about otters. Baby river otters spend the year doing all things otters do, especially the thing they do best – play! Loved the pages about otters in the snow.
Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
This book transports the reader to a time and a place and a family and a story that you want to walk around in and sense every tiny sensation – the smells of the Mexican cooking, the sound of a lone bee buzzing in your ear, the vastness of a desert ranch, the tingling feeling of a story that is wrapped up in history and magic. I don’t always love magical realism but in this story, it worked. I wanted to believe all of it. And maybe I should . . .
Reading Progress updates:
2016 Chapter Book Challenge: 20/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 158/400 books read
#MustReadin2016: 17/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 23/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2016: 19/50 books read
Up next? I am reading House Arrest by K.A. Holt