Another week, another list of great read alouds! For some reason we only read 12 (instead of the almost 20 from most weeks so far), but boy were they good ones and man did we have fun! Here’s what our door looks like as of Friday:
Let me tell you about a few of the highlights from this week:
- We added 3 Piggie and Elephant titles to our door, which we LOVE!!
- We read another Peter Brown book ( well, 2 of them actually), and we’re becoming fans of another great author. We loved My Teacher is a Monster and noticed lots of great things happening in the illustrations. Then we shared The Curious Garden and LOVED it! And we found The Curious Garden because we’d seen the amazingly beautiful song by Emily Arrow on her YouTube channel. What a great partnership between music and literature!And speaking of The Curious Garden, we had great conversations about grit and growth mindset from that little city garden and the boy who helped it grow!
- We added some Olivier Dunrea titles to our list, too, which we found after we first read Ollie the Stomper for shared reading early in the year. Since the first one, we’ve met Gideon, his octopus buddy Otto and a perfect pair of friends named Jasper and Joop. This coming week there’s more on the list to explore!
- Another Ame Dyckman title was enjoyed this week– Wolfie the Bunny!
- We read our first title for the Global Read Aloud this week and interacted with Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo. We drew and wrote about how we could be brave in our capes. We’re excited for next week’s book–The Troublemaker!
- Lastly, we had a really special mystery reader come to our class and share a funny book with us called Naked by Michael Ian Black–Allison Bearden! Do you recognize that name? It’s my cutie-pie kindergarten daughter! She had been reading and rereading Naked, practicing sounding like a storyteller, and I asked her if she wanted to read it to my first graders. She was excited about that idea, and when she showed up, my kiddos were, too!
They were great listeners, Allie was a great reader and Rm. 202 kids were impressed that she could read the words in that book! The next request was that Riley Bearden come down from 4th grade and share a book with them. He’s ready to take on that challenge, so maybe he’ll be here next week on the 20somethingkids blog!
Another great week of reading, inspiring, thinking and book-loving in Rm. 202! Thanks for reading! Do you have a suggestion of a book we could read? We LOVE recommendations from other readers!