It was a busy first week back from break in room 206 but
I read so many good books over break and I couldn't wait to recommend them to my readers this week. One of the best gifts over Christmas break is the extra reading time. I miss reading so much when life gets busy!
On Monday, the book I recommended was one I read over the summer but hadn't had a chance to discuss with my students yet. The book is titled Circus Mirandusand your fantasy readers won't be able to put it down. It's magical and heart warming and so, so sweet!
And when I came across this AWESOME youtube channel (Whoa! I wanna read dat!) I just HAD to show it off to my readers. These book trailers are silly, engaging and way better than listening to me read the back of the book! Check them out if you have time!
On Wednesday, I recommended The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate to my readers who love historical fiction and animal stories. Callie and her brother have such a tender heart towards animals and I can't wait until my youngest animal loving daughter is able to read this story about strength and overcoming stereotypes.
It was so cute when we visited the school library later that day. Several of my girls found the first Calpurnia Tate story and begged me to check it out and read it next. So of course I did! I have some weekend homework to do now friends!
On Friday, I recommended Fuzzy Mudby one of my all-time favorite authors Louis Sachar. Holesand its sequel Small Steps and There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroomare legends in our classroom.
This book is perfect for readers who love suspense, crime and a bad kid turns good (typical Sachar) storyline! My boys grabbed it before I even shelved it in our library.
With all this reading going on in Room 206 we had to take some time to update our blogs!
We are focusing on identifying the type of conflict in our fiction books as well as the turning point where the conflict is faced/realized and the character is changed. We just had to blog about all of our deep thinking. My students L.O.V.E writing about their reading on social media (well social to room 206 classmates only) and commenting on each others posts. The reading journal has evolved folks!
Click HERE to read more about using blogs in the classroom.
Well I better get started on my homework (Calpurnia Tate #1). Happy Sunday to all my teacher friends and I hope week two is less tiring than week one. Please say I'm not the only teacher who is utterly exhausted by the end of the first week back from a break?!?
I'm linking up our week full of reading with Doodle Bugs Five for Friday. Click on the link to check out more of my teacher friend's fabulous weeks!