For my final project, I wanted to do something for the holidays we cover or come close to during this semester. I picked three books, one for Halloween, one for Thanksgiving, and one for Christmas. For Halloween and Christmas, I picked books that were pretty general so I could avoid upsetting anyone as much as … Continue reading Final Project
Here is my Top 10 Lists... Enjoy! If you want more information about these books, they are all featured in my "It's Monday! What are You Reading?!" posts! Top 10 Reads of the Semester Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Animal Farm by George Orwell Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco … Continue reading Top 10 Lists
This is our last Monday of the semester but like always, I continued my reading challenge. Elementary: A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon This book is something I've always liked from the first moment I read it. Reading this story again was such a delight and made me understand why I liked it … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?!
While reading about the process of the Mock Newbery and Caldecott awards, I was trying to think about if we did this while I was in school. Although I cannot remember for sure, it was a long time ago! I think this would be such a fun activity to do in the classroom because it … Continue reading Mock Newbery and Caldecott
First off, I hope everyone had a nice break and enjoyed Thanksgiving! Since I was on the road most of the time, I decided not to worry about any picture books but rather read a classic, short novel. I should stay listen because I used Audible and listened to my book while I was driving. … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?!
For this week, I continued my reading challenge! I wanted my children's books to be based on Thanksgiving since that is happening this Thursday. Anyways, I hope you enjoy! Elementary: Thanksgiving Day by Anne Rockwell Something I really liked about this book is how much diversity is has. The story talks about different characters that … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?!
After reading Kate Messner's article, The Skyping Renaissance, I learned a lot about author skyping. I think the most surprising thing for me was that this even existed. I had no idea that author were willing to do this. I think it is a great thing because it can allow students to ask questions about the writing … Continue reading The Skyping Renaissance
For this week, I worked towards my reading goal! I decided to finish my Disney book so this week I will have seven stories to cover instead of five! I also started my new middle level book. Elementary: Three Little Pigs: When reading this story it was a joy! I found it so funny to … Continue reading Its Monday! What Are You Reading?!
When I saw that this was the topic of the week I was so excited because I strongly, STRONGLY believe in reading aloud. This is something we never did when I was in school until about 7th grade. I truly wish I would have been forced to read aloud at a younger age because it … Continue reading Reading Aloud in the Classroom
This week, I continued my reading challenge! I have a book from last week that is full of Disney classics so I will be continuing through this book! I also finished my middle grade book! Elementary: Cinderella: Starting off this week with a popular Disney princess! The story was okay but I found the most … Continue reading Its Monday! What Are You Reading?!