It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week. These were taken during our last week together in June. And these mark the last photos I will take at the school I have taught at for so very long. A little bittersweet.
Reading Elephant and Piggie and giggling along with Piggie and Gerald
Revisiting Dog and Bear stories during buddy reading.
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:
I have been moving: packing, befriending boxes, making messes and thinking of what’s next. So blogging continues to be only here and there but I did manage two Celebration posts in the last few weeks.
Celebration: Readying the room for students
Books I enjoyed:
You are One by Sara O’Leary with illustrations by Karen Klassen
Simple and sweet in a lovely not over the top way. The text captures the essence of being one – wow, a lot happens in a little one’s first year. Klassen treats us to images that breathe additional mood and joy into these snippets of this 12 month stage. Babies are beautiful, many ethnicities are captured. Would make a beautiful keepsake gift.
Ideas are All Around by Philip C. Stead
Every encounter and observation on a simple walk triggers thinking and memories and leads to stories. An ideal mentor text for idea generating.
Teachers Rock! by Todd Parr
I was gifted this at our final assembly in June and will happily include it in my Todd Parr collection. Bright, amusing and full of celebrations of the teacher/student connection.
This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
Ratchet has mechanical talents I know I will never have. Ever. Very wonderful to see in a female character. A story about finding many things – friends, identity, family connection and reasons to be committed. An impressive debut novel.
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Oh, these characters. DiCamillo’s characters absolutely charm me every time. There is sadness here but it’s life sadness and the learning and the revelations in these characters makes this such a rich MG read.
Reading Progress updates:
2016 Chapter Book Challenge: 24/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 179/400 books read
#MustReadin2016: 20/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 26/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2016: 21/50 books read
Up next? I am reading Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana