I love to read. Did you know that? Ha!! I might literally be laughing as I type that because if you spend even five minutes with me I’ve probably told you about a book you should read or one I just read or one I plan on getting from the library or the bookstore soon. It’s
kind of an addiction. But hey, there are worse vices, right?
So anyway…today was a special day in the literary world where two fabulous planets collided–it was World Read Aloud Day as well as another day in the #classroombookaday challenge!!
I made a plan for our read alouds yesterday, and slotted in eight new titles, trying to fit them into what we were already planning to do in each subject. I invited Mrs. Sisul to come to read to us–because why not?!–and figured I’d take care of the rest. What happened instead was even better than I had imagined!
We only ended up with 7 (ha–I know, that’s so silly to say “only”) and also ended up with 3 OTHER READERS!! Check it out!
Mrs. Sisul had a hard job finding a book that Rm. 202 friends didn’t already know, and she brought one we had already heard, but everyone knows that a good book is meant to be read and REREAD so we were so glad that she did!
Ms. Holzmueller was in our room this afternoon and so we had to ask her to share a story with us! What better than Lola Loves Stories! We had already read Lola at the Library and this one was a great addition!
I love how it has become commonplace in Rm. 202 for kiddos to make book suggestions, bring books from home and even volunteer to read to us! Callahan had been working on The Cherries for a little while and was eager to read it to the rest of his classmates! Since he and Jack had worked it out together, Jack showed the pictures while Cal read us the words. Great job, boys!!
Penny has become a regular nowadays in our orange chair! This was the third in this series that she chose to share with us and the kids were super excited. This may be my favorite so far. And no, not just because it has my name in it. 🙂
We ended up also reading some other books that were in my mile-high TBR pile, and one that someone just happened to add to the top of it today. It was a pretty good selection, I’d say:
Ok, and since I said that #WRAD17 collided with our regular #classroombookaday challenge, let me update you on how that’s proceeding. I’m pretty sure that it has been since the holidays that I updated our door situation. I’m not really sure why, but wow does it look different these days. I’m excited for you to see it and share in our joy. I honestly just get all warm and happy every time I see it–which is at least 25 times a day or more!
Here are a few to watch the door fill up:
And then all together now:
We’re up to 389!! COWABUNGA!!
Someone asked today when our next celebration would be. Not sure–think at 400? 500? When we fill up this side of the door? I mean, I kind of think every addition is a celebration of some sort, but I’m an old lady so I find joy in the little things. LOL 🙂
No matter what we decide, it’s CERTAIN that the readers in Rm. 202 are on a roll!