I'm celebrating slowing down and marvelous books. Thanks Ruth for organizing our celebrations I enjoy spending Saturday mornings reading the wide variety of them. We completed our first week back and it was nice to slow down and ease in.
CELEBRATION #1 We spent time talking about our holiday break. I always encourage my students to share one favorite event and as usual it led to two, three, four and five favorites. The intriguing thing is that as I listened I learned about vacations, family, fears and new little puppies.
CELEBRATION #2 My students were sharing about their reading over holiday break. Several students shared amazing book talks and several Newbery Club members read 2-3 books. Announcing Bailey's winner A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen. Won't that be a huge celebration if it wins on Monday morning?
|Our winner for Newbery Club|
CELEBRATION #3 I chose not to start a new chapter read aloud this week. You know that HUGE pile of picture books that you love and purchased but haven't had the chance to share YET. Well this week that's exactly what I did I shared my favorite new picture books. If you haven't read them I would encourage you to check these out of the library.
- Energy Island
- The Boy Who Loved Math
- A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
- The Most Magnificent Thing
- Thank You, Mr. Falker Every time I read it aloud I get choked up. I have an autographed copy. I shared about when Patricia Polacco came to our school for an author visit. She brought a piece of meteorite and allowed every student and teacher to touch it and make a wish. My wish came true :) What an honor to share one of my favorite books with my students.
Did you slow down or read a great book? It was a wonderful first week back.